National Poetry Month: April 24, 2015

Day 24:  It seemed that every prompt I tried today did nothing for me, so I decided to go back to my current favorite writing trick: Haikubes. I chose 5 words to use in a poem.

Here is what I came up with: 


Before you arrived,
competition had no name,
the world all mine.
You quickly clapped
illusion away.
I learned the taste
of jealousy
in the salty folds
of your baby legs
as you chased
after my assurance
to catch as your own.
I learned the word rival.
Ever after would I check
over my shoulder
for your reflection,
but never did I think ask,
which of us started this?