I Will Do It in Thirteen Weeks

This, my Luvs, is a completely selfish prompt. Every year, on the day after my birthday, I list three things I want to do during the thirteen weeks that follow. It seems this year some of you will get to share my wee goal setting post-birthday tradition with me.

On day 6 of NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, Your poem should list three achievable goals, which you would like to accomplish in the next 13 weeks.


* Leave a link to your poem, as a comment. Include the title of your entry, and the direct link of your post. Example: “NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015”: http://magalyguerrero.com/napowrimo-with-magaly-guerrero-2015/. Visit other Wicked Darlings and comment on their yum. They might visit you back (it’s polite).

* If you use this prompt, please link it to your post. And if you are feeling extra delicious, link your poem to the main entry. Show others where to go. Spread the word. Linking back to the source will make the Easter Bunny grin like a loon. No joke.

I Will Do It in Thirteen Weeksvia

Dead Flowers and Torn Feathers

You burst out of her flesh,
leaving her womb
full of dead flowers and torn feathers;

wouldn’t you, too, have ended you?

She tried to own her mistakes,
nurse you back to your life,
say goodbye…

but words turned to tears in her mouth—she choked.
Losing you
tasted of dying blood, soil and salt.

Process Note: this poem is addressed to the twin sisters in “Blooming Howls”, the first of five stories in a collection by the same name. Most of the piece is based on this quote: “I thought it would be easy to own my mistakes, to say goodbye, to let go… but the words turned to tears in my mouth and I choked on salt of my own making.”

Day 5 of NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015You Might Not Know Me, But…: Address today’s poem to a fictional character or a historical figure.

for the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads

Blooming HowlsBlooming Howls, by Magaly Guerrero
cover art, by Michelle Kennedy