“I come from…” Writers Prompt

13th June 2020 Off By rs

From the Writers Poetry Workshop, Madelyn Helming Library (via Zoom!)

I come from a city that is just this side of Mars
So hot and dry, and cold, and then hot again

I am drawn to the water though I can’t seem to swim
I just want to see it — to feel its breath, a cool breeze
To smell the soil sand wet — to feel that scent
As much as taste it

I just want to know that it is there
And that this place — this planet — is still alive