I’ve missed a few days, but I’m BACK! Here’s today’s prompt: Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a two-part poem, in the form of an exchange of letters. The first stanza (or part) should be in the form of a letter that you write either to yourself or to a famous fictional or historical person. The second part should be the letter you receive in response. These can be as short or long as you like, in the form of prose poems, or with line breaks – and of course, the subject matter of the letters is totally up to you.
For Mama Morrison beloved, you resurrected discarded fragments of life, threaded the spat raspy whispers of disembodied lips through the eye of your pen, bade ink breathe, wove a quilt of tales, no promise of protection, just a little warmth, here and there, to cut through the chill contoured memories left pages dedicated to the otherwise unsung hyper-recognizable visages of imperfect glory. but how did you do it? beloved aya, we are all born with soultags of stardust trailing our loins and loneliness belonging both to hollows and wholes. there are lies about either or, so you must keep your ear like a finger to the pulse of All That Is. only then will you hear the screams strewn amiss flecks of luminous matter attached to your own being, and write to quiet them. ©2021 Aya J. All rights reserved.