From Found to Lost

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NaPoWriMo Day 28: Today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that tells a story. But here’s the twist – the story should be told backwards. The first line should say what happened last, and work its way through the past until you get to the beginning. Now, the story doesn’t have to be complicated (it’s probably better if it isn’t)! 

 

Setting up camp, I kept that inside.

Arriving at our destination, I did a little happy dance of elation.

The first mile in was rough going until we hit our stride.

I’m sure he had his doubts how this was all going to work out.

After all I had never hiked a trail, let alone wore a pack.

I was determined not to be a burden and began weighing this and that.

My head began to spin with the preparations that must be made for this future.

I, on the other hand, couldn’t think of a more glorious way for a week in June to be spent.

“Darlin’, you make hiking up a dirty trail sound so romantic!”

I very much liked the idea – a beautiful trek between the aesthetic and literary appreciation.

“You gotta hit the PCT with me this summer! That’s IF you still like me,” he ventured.

The seed was planted with a text and ended with a tent.

~Just L (April 28, 2016)

Author’s Notes: Inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild” and real events with Allen on the Pacific Crest Trail..