Around the house

Black club chairs
white fibrous tufts emerging from
jagged fringed tailored fabric

Ivory paper floor lamp
wrinkled, ripped, leaning,

grey slab table top under
a stack of supplies for the day,
plastic shoebox full of
paintbrushes, paper plates, and promises
sterile folding clipboard gathered
prompts for patients to play
bedside poetry for
health, healing, and hope


From a prompt, “List the things you can see around your house. Break it into lines. Is it a poem?”
Online poetry class through the Charter For Compassion,