Free writes are exhilarating. Put hands to keyboard and go for it – no stopping for thought, leaving you to go with your instincts as words appear on the screen.
Today I am participating in the #FWF Free Write Friday challenge that Kellie Elmore hosts at her website. Feel free to take part and join in on the regular feature!
This week’s prompt is the below photo. What follows is my poetic take on the photo.
Junction of Rhone and Arve rivers in Geneva, Switzerland
Rivers ride to shore
But our shores are on opposite patches of land
And the earth has been dug for days,
Holes of souls
And the dirt is deep under my fingernails.
One river we were once
(Once upon a time)
But now the streams divide as
I choose the warm sandy shore
While you tangle in seaweed under darker skies.
I am still learning how to swim.
©2013 Christy Birmingham