Zachary Schomburg’s prompt, “create a hinge” has been with me all week. What a challenge! Not sure that I completed the prompt but it “unhinged” me a bit.
the house sat silent in our neighborhood
wrought iron fence, weedy front, a place for games
hide n’ seek, “ring the doorbell” double dares and fear
secret missions, climbing over rusty sentinel, lacking fear
a marauding group of master mischief ninjas in the neighborhood
summer, late night always the best time for games
“ring the doorbell” gave way to other games
that first kiss from a younger man, I trembled in fear
summer, late night, a double dare in the neighborhood
childhood neighborhood, childhood games, I confess without fear
Others are sharing their takes on the prompt at Read Write Poem.
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