NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 15


Rachael at 4 paws

A Place for Hope

Stuck at halfway point, I sit in kitchen
contemplating poetry, my phone rings distracting me
daughter calls for help mother pulled in two

NaPoWriMo Prompt – Because today marks the halfway point in our 30-day sprint, today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles. You could incorporate doubling into the form, for example, by writing a poem in couplets. Or you could make doubles the theme of the poem, by writing, for example, about mirrors or twins, or simply things that come in pairs. Or you could double your doublings by incorporating things-that-come-in-twos into both your subject and form. Happy writing!

Today is a big day. Rachael is giving her senior project presentation right as I’m typing this. Good Luck Kiddo! And meanwhile, Mom is pilfering her title. Yes, A Place for Hope is the title of the project. Rachael volunteered at a cat shelter. Their senior projects had to be something that helped the community. Rachael has to tell a panel of teachers this morning how cat shelters help the community and she has a powerpoint presentation for it. But the wi-fi is acting up and her google docs wouldn’t load so she wanted me to email her the presentation. I think everything is copacetic now. Talk about being pulled in two as I was trying to come up with a poem dealing with doubles. This is another cleave poem – two separate poems make a whole third poem. The two poems alone are kinda senryu.

This just in – They LIKED it!


Cleaved in Two

April Cleaved in Two

Workspace torn apart
walls crumble inside
and close in, I’ve lost control
as April is falling to pieces
Friday… my sanity gone

There is a sense of no control here. Anyone in the Phoenix area who needs a plumber, I do recommend Parker and Sons. I have fallen in love with my soft water. We should have done it sooner. And they have been great with covering the repair except for the drywall replacement. Apparently the drywall department is quite busy and can’t get someone out until April 7th! Really would like my workspace back before April, but it’s out of my control.

Jane Dougherty’s poetry challenge is a cleave poem. Most appropriate for how I feel right now, cleaved in two.


Workspace before leak


Current state of workspace