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"Shoot for the moon, for even if you miss, you will fall among the stars" - Anonymous

And that's what I do.

Futures Unknown, Experiences Rewound

March 2, 2020


Motionless body,
Fire rages,
Red-soaked ground,
Life’s last stages.

Lying still,
Falling Fast,
Bracing Knees,
Window glass.

Flying high,
Patchwork ground,
Cloudless sky.

Slow takeoff,
Happy laughs,
5 years old,
Pink backpack of crafts.

Exiting plans, 
Not a drop of rain,
“It’s ok mommy,
I’m not scared of planes!”
Response to 2 prompts: "Now To Then", and "The Unknown"

For the "Now To Then" prompt, I had to write a memory or experience in reverse, starting with the future and going back. I made my poem based on a plane crash, where a little 5-year-old girl is going on her first plane ride. For the "The Unknown" prompt, you had to write about something unknown. I wrote this because the future is unknown, no matter how hard you try. I made this because this is the future of this particular girl. When the little girl says “It’s ok mommy, I’m not scared of planes!”, the mother views a quick flash of the future, in reverse. I hope that helped, as my friends have read this and not quite known what this is, and how it is a response to the prompt.


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