in or out?

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Today’s Real Toads prompt follows and the second installment of 30 in 30 for NaPoWriMo.

Greetings to all poets and friends. It is time for the Flash 55 Challenge! The rules of this prompt have not changed: Write a piece of poetry or prose on a subject of your choice in precisely 55 WORDS.

outside sun beats a bright spring rhythm

inside weather is stormy gloom

outside sap rises and bird song bursts

inside dark crag echoes the crow’s caw

outside blue is brilliant

inside color is absent

outside fire burns and friends call

inside is no desire to be there

i am inside out

i am worlds apart



napowrimo 2/30



12 thoughts on “in or out?

  1. Just Barry says:

    And I could be in a crowd of familiar faces having a joyous time and still feel lonely. Love what you did here.

  2. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Gorgeous writing in all the lines of each of these contrasts. The culmination feels inevitable (but hopefully not permanent).

    • paul scribbles says:

      It was really the sense of gloom building over a possibly awkward ‘meeting’ which thankfully did not come to pass. The situation still exists but I am less gloomy with it now.

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