July 4, 2013 We Write Poems

The sign says
“Horses for Sale”
Your fields are empty
You’ve sold those horses
Now what
You going to do


Clouds rise up
Like cathedrals
Over the mountains
Into a cobalt sky
Meadows green
Stretch out before us

April 11, 2012 Writer’s Digest NAPOWRITE PAD Challenge

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “In Case of (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Possible titles could include “In Case of Emergency,” “In Case of Oversleeping,” “In Case of Snoring,” or something else.


In case the sun does not rise
Over Taos Mountain
The day will remain dark
Hard to see

In case I do not return
My chair will remain empty
My words unspoken
My thoughts unexplored
My bed un-slept in
My house will echo
My absence

In case I do not return
There will be a tiny hole
In the fabric
You might need a microscope to see
A great big hole
For me
There will be something missing
For I will no long be