Welcome to my monthly blog feature, Prompt Me, where I read a new poem I’ve written inspired by a prompt offered by one of you, my wonderful blog followers! And to say thank you for tuning in, I send a special gifts to the person whose prompt inspired my poem.
This month’s prompt is “the first winter star” suggested by Neal Lemery. Thanks, Neal!
Lana Hechtman Ayers
December 22, 2021
Twilight of a stormy after-solstice morning,
gift of the sound of water
like a great river flowing
I, a small fish swishing below the surface,
swimming toward lengthening light,
myself, my beloved, my little dog,
we three in a school
the wide gray-white sky above us,
the grace of another day given,