Day 6: NaPoWriMo 2021

Crossing the Mississippi

I’ve never been to Missouri,
nor seen the Mississippi River. 
Fog swamping the carparks,
mist hanging light and low.

Shadows bend
      in a gnomish squat.
Light goes missing
      in a fog like that. 

A friend texts me a photo of that
river every time she crosses it.
It’s not the same. It’s like licking
a photo of an ice cream cone.

Is it possible to miss something
that you’ve never seen? One day,
I’ll cross the Mississippi, and
I’ll send a photo to my friend.

Day 6: Miz Quickly’s “mis prefixes” and PA’s “a location title” shared with #APoemADay on Twitter   ©Misky 2021

8 responses to “Day 6: NaPoWriMo 2021”

  1. Marvelous stuff. I LOVE the licking of the photographed cone!
    I’ve never crossed it either, but I’ve spent many (ie MANY) blissful hours on a bench watching the boat traffic go by. I’m certain that I lived a previous lifetime playing the N’Orleans jazz clubs.

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    1. I probably was the one clearing the tables… 😂


  2. Awesome. I love the 2nd stanza and the licking of the ice cream photo. 🙂 Such a cool use of the prompt.

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    1. It took my brain forever to tick-over and come up with something 😂

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  3. Brilliant! Misky missus misses Mississippi!

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  4. “Is it possible to miss something
    that you’ve never seen?” …now that makes me think.

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  5. Licking the photo of the ice-cream cone is such a fantastic image and comparison


  6. “like licking the photo of an ice cream cone” – perfect comparison!

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