Paula’s Prompts: Wednesday Words

On March 24, 2021, P.T. Wyant posted a Wednesday Words prompt involving a tent, an empty box, and the first flower of spring.

This poem was the result…

I look at the empty box

Enjoy the first flower of spring

I remember springs past, staring at an open tent

Watching a server within pouring glass after glass of wine

Grabbing a little brie and bread off a plate 

Innocently unaware of any danger of touch, of contact

Perhaps I should have been more wary

I was so entranced, looking at that distant flower

Standing in a row, in front of a line of blooms

Bursting with color, petals unfurling under a blue sky

Talking to a stranger standing beside me while sipping wine

There was no fear, no danger in standing too close

I thought, “This is what life should be all about”

“Drinking wine, eating cheese, enjoying the sight of the flowers”

A perfect moment in spring to be savored

I look back at that moment, a preserved snapshot of memory

Wistful, wondering if I took such moments for granted

I tried so hard not to, but perhaps I did

I’m still glad I got to experience that morning

Even if I’m unsure if anything like it will happen again. 

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