Wish List

Birthday PresentsFrom the Poetic Asides blog:

Here’s the final “Two for Tuesday” prompt of the month:

  • Write a matter poem. Matter is what things are made of.
  • Write an anti-matter poem. The opposite of a matter poem.

Wish List

Give me no presents
made of matter
for my birthday.

Those crude atoms
and motley molecules,
however beautifully arranged,
bore me, casting shadows,
distorting spacetime
into gravity.

Give me something
that doesn’t clatter,
clutter or collect dust.
Give me something
ineffable, transcendent.

Give me something real!

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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