Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Springtime Poem I Wrote Years Ago

I saw some crocuses blooming yesterday, and they reminded me of a poem I wrote many years ago. I'm not sure exactly when I wrote this--I'm guessing 15 years ago. I can say for sure that this poem appeared in Bellowing Ark, a local literary magazine (which the Bellowing Ark website tells me is now defunct). Well then, here's a poem I wrote in the spring when I was in my 20s.

On an Errand

I found the cupboard far from bare
but lacking important ingredients
for banana muffins: wheat flour
and baking powder. So I drove
to the grocery store, pausing twice
at four-way stops and once more
to look (no cars were behind me)
at the tidy row of crocuses,
purple and white, beside the cemetery.


Rebeka said...

This poem gives such great imagery and insight to a girl in her 20s, taking in all her surroundings. I love it.

Amanda Laughtland said...

Thanks! :)