Ode to Sparkle (or lack thereof)


A very sorry ode. The poem you write when your brain is drained. OctPoWriMo Poetry Prompt Day 3, Sparkle. (I will do better by you “sparkle” when I sparkle more.)


Most days sparkle

Even gray ones

Streetlights reflecting rain

Nothing sparkles now.


Wit concrete-dense

Creativity glued by Elmer

Songs stopped strumming

Fatigue defaces, erases


I trace letters

String words

Whittle ideas

Brain says: sleep.


I’ll give you a dream

It will sparkle, you’ll sparkle

In the morning everything will sparkle

Sleep, dream, stars, dear, firmament


In the morning,

You can write your joy.


end 10/3/2016 (2)

S. Darlington


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