National Poetry Month: April 4, 2015

Today's Prompt from NaPoWriMo: So today, I challenge you to write a "loveless" love poem...and if you're not in the mood for love? Well, the flip-side of the love poem - the break-up poem...If that's more your speed at present, try writing one of those, but again, avoid thunder, rain, and lines beginning with a plaintive "why"? Try to write a poem that expresses the feeling of love or lovelorn-ness without the traditional trappings you associate with the subject matter.

Day 4:


I bent to pick up the socks,
black skins dropped where he had sat.
Anger burrowed into me unexpected, and I knew.
Here was nothing left to hold or caress.
My hands like strangers dropped
those limp scraps right back onto the floor.