Impossible

This is another prompt poem. Today’s NaPoWriMo post provides a list of lines and asks poets “to take one of the following statements of something impossible, and then write a poem in which the impossible thing happens”.

Here’s my interpretation of their prompt; the NaPoWriMo statements are italicized:

 

Impossible


stars cannot rearrange themselves
forget speaking into being
forget the quality of need

the sun cannot rise in the west
despite portents and dreams
despite sacrificing the innocent

a circle cannot have corners
ignore plans laid to build
ignore the standing towers

the clock cannot strike thirteen
until all is finished      for now
noon will come to open doors
and midnight will close them

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