I’ve always had a soft spot for poetry. It must be something about the way the words can be interpreted differently by each reader. I haven’t written poetry in a long time, but I often have the beginnings of one poem or another floating around my head. One particular idea I had, but didn’t have the motivation to write, was about how a favorite song must feel when it’s no longer a person’s favorite. For me, it relates to most relationships. Anyone can think of a faded friendship or fizzled love that compares. The unexpected novelty quickly becomes something you want to get more of. Until, eventually, the novel becomes mundane and is replaced with something newer.
While watching a recent Facebook launch event for a poetry anthology (and supporting a friend), I participated in some of the posts. Looking at all of the poetic words and the moving imagery associated with them, I couldn’t help but be motivated to write. (So, thank you, Rebecca!) The very next morning, I sat down and typed a rough draft to this poem. I had forgotten how good it feels to finish a poem… And this is the first poem I’ve ever written that I’m feeling compelled to share publicly. So, I hope you all like it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Please, let me know what you think in the comments! I hope to get more poetry out of my head in the near future.