• Welcome to Mrs. Mann's Poetry section of Literati!

    Posted by Holli Mann on 10/6/2013
    Thanks for joining! We had a great first meeting last Thursday, and I'm looking very much forward to working with fellow writers so that we can all become better, more confident writers. I will be your poetry adviser in the club, so if you have any questions involving your poetry or any other, please don't hesitate to contact me. This is a temporary site for use during the transition to Figment, our new platform! I think everyone is really going to like it! In the meantime, you can post anything you want to share with me here for my review.
    See you all Thursday! :) 
    Here's a poem for the meantime. I wrote this one for my sister. Enjoy!
    One Woman Island

    She doesn't sleep much anymore
    Palms touching between thighs
    Eyes resting behind closed lids
    Backlit by the synapses firing
    Twenty-nine more days
    He'll come back home

    She watches home movies
    Re-runs in her restless mind
    That time he caught the blue crab
    Or when he flew his plane over the house
    Her yellow dress blowing in the wind
    They waved at each other

    She followed him to Oklahoma
    Learned to two-step in leather boots
    She followed him to Charleston
    Fell in love with the ocean and wine
    She followed him to Florida
    And started a family with him

    Ten years and two kids later
    They call him to Afghanistan
    Those songs once made her love America
    Now she just can't seem to find it
    And everyday she worries
    That she doesn't worry enough

    At night, she hears the sound of fire
    Soldiers practice to fight wars
    And it sounds like the fourth of July
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