30 Poems in 30 Days

30 Poems in 30 Days
A Project for National Poetry Writing Month

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Day 24 – Elegy


plans made more plans made
generations of plans made entire
family trees of plans so many
plans but not this
one not this plan
not now or more
precisely not this
not plan

we have evidence
a picture of me
before and if you
look you can
see maybe
a plan in my eyes
making another
at that time

now (not before
when I wore
a red and black
checked flannel
shirt in that photo
because fall permits
such fashion) I recall
soap bubbles
we blew on your
birthday in the before
before how each floated
and all burst

how now I purse
my lips
into a plan
and blow
wonder in saying
so if that's a curse