I like a good prompt. Sometimes, prompts inspire each other.
This poem was inspired by two prompts. The first one, set by A. J. Wilson on The Skeptic’s Kaddish W3 Weekly Prompt. Here’s the link: https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/05/18/w3-prompt-3-weave-written-weekly/
Write a poem including the word ‘fragment’.
The second prompt, set by Lillian on dVerse: https://dversepoets.com/2022/05/17/compound-me/
Write a poem including at least one compound noun, like ‘honeydew’, but split up into ‘honey’ and ‘dew’.
Here’s what I came up with.
Fragment of luck
stuck in last year’s honey.
Dew of distant yesterdays.
Amber sun burns stronger,
water proofed by jars.
My hand shakes, holding
the compound interest
of our past summer.
Nothing’s ever truly gone.
Licking the sticky sweetness
off my finger tips the balance.