NaPoWriMo–A is for…

Absence

Perfect attendance,
overblown.
I’d rather stay sane.

 

 

Absence

No…we did NOTHing.
Our class stopped
because you were gone.

 

And in a different vein…

 

Absence

Yours. Noticeable.
Yawning gap
in the day’s wide mouth.

 

Absence

The heart’s not fonder
due to this;
just tender and dumb.

 

 

 

This post is a blend of the A to Z Blog Challenge and NaPoWriMo.  To read other A to Z bloggers, click hereToday’s prompt was to write a poem in the form of a lune.

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7 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo–A is for…

  1. Love these poems. So much. Somehow the first two reminded me of an employer who gave me a large bonus for never being absent, and later fired me for taking time off to care for my dying mother. I’d rather stay sane, too. Please keep them coming.

  2. As a teacher, the beginning of your poem brought a wry smile. As a parent, I’m so relieved that as a senior, Bridge is finally releasing his grip on his “perfect” attendance, and relaxing more. As one who has loved and been loved, the end of the poem made my heart ache.

    • I always thought getting a little certificate paled in comparison to feeling rested, rejuvenated, or sane. And I HATE it when folks come to school sick! Gah!

      Btw, these are 4 short, separate poems. I should have clarified that somehow.

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