The assignment from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie for the Sunday Writing Prompt for April 12, 2020 is to write a poem or prose using the collage above as the prompts.
Away from the ordinariness of my life,
I allowed my other selves free reign.
I became a travel warrior, fearless,
Understanding no risks meant no gain.
I ate raspberries rich and red in cereal,
Something I’d never tried once at home.
I swam in a river as the current passed,
Enjoying the feeling of being all alone.
I saw a rusted truck bumper with flowers
Growing in abundance along its side.
And I stepped up on it, laughing with joy
As I pretended I was taking it for a ride.
On a path that not many people had taken,
I saw many rubber duckies all in a line.
I wondered how they’d come to be there,
So whimsical and lovely and so sublime.
I took off my glasses in salute to them
As fellow lovers of the great outdoors,
As I realized that when we leave our nests,
We must try to become so much more.