Sonnet — April 27

For this Two-for-Tuesday prompt from Robert Lee Brewer’s Write Better Poetry blog:
Write a believe poem and/or…
Write a don’t believe poem.

Sonnet — April 27

I believe the earth is flat
because shape is trivial
to me and the pines straining
towards the sun.

A sun which loops around us
every day— me, the pines
and that squirrel teasing
Moriarty from a branch.

Tomorrow the squirrel will hunt for nuts
and the pines will hope for rain.
Doesn’t matter whether we’re clinging
to a globe or pressed on a pancake,

I’ll write another poem
just because it’s April.

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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9 Responses to Sonnet — April 27

  1. JeanMarie says:

    HA!
    I hope Moriarty doesn’t knock anything important off the edge.

    :)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Cassa Bassa says:

    ” Doesn’t matter whether we’re clinging
    to a globe or pressed on a pancake” 😁😄

    Liked by 2 people

  3. AppophiaM says:

    “I’ll write another poem
    just because it’s April.”,ha, guess that’s what I have been doing.

    Liked by 1 person

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