Rough Draft of Late Day Poem

Depending on when you met me…

you might find me sitting quietly on my mat

eyes closed

legs crossed

power flowing through my chakras

Depending on when you met me…

you might hear my voice

booming across the room

not drowned out by the sounds

but enhanced by the energy

Depending on if you saw me–really saw me…

you might see the either or both of me that phoebe sings about

or gloria’s survivor or the woman demanding aretha’s respect

you might see what the music has found

Depending on when you met me…

you could be a customer, an investor, a homeless mother of three

you could be five years old and filling out your Boys & Girls Club card for the first time

you could be finding your voice in the poem you never thought you’d write

Depending on if you know me…

you would understand that my world can start and stop with the right song

or that the perfect symphony can be found in the early morning woods

or that words pushed together “just so” find a permanent place inside of me

Depending on when you met me…

i am utterly forgettable

fading into the background with no voice


i have gathered you up

brought you along on my journey


6 thoughts on “Rough Draft of Late Day Poem

  1. Thank you for joining the party! I love how you tweaked this prompt, especially the line of “Depending on if you know me…” I will add your link to my original post.

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  2. I love what you’ve done with this prompt. I have had a hard time figuring out how to write to it, and wasn’t sure I was going to be able to make it to the party. Your version feels more accessible to me, and makes me want to play. –The inspirational writing teacher, as always! 🙂 I am glad that I’ve had the opportunity to take peeks at your journey over the last few years.

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