Monday, November 2, 2015


Mother Nature went heavy on the blue today.


The fireworks are popping
a little out of season
but for good reason.
They celebrate
a goal achieved through
determination, resilience
and camaraderie.
The pops continue
as end of day turns
into new morning.
On any other night,
we might resent
a disturbance at
such an hour.
Tonight, we
surrender to the noise.

I'm posting a little early because of today's blue sky and the freshness of last night's World Series victory by the Kansas City Royals. Surrender is today's prompt for Robert Lee Brewer's 2015 November PAD Chapbook Challenge. I have a feeling any prompt Robert gave today would have ended up in a poem about the Royals.


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  1. I like this. I love your photograph too! I especially love how you used "pop" as an adverb then turned around and used it as a noun. That's lovely.

    1. thanks, Sopphey. It's a fun time in Kansas city right now.