Embracing the Wild

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Embracing the Wild



Mortified, I bumped his arm as I rolled over in our ultra-light silky duvet.

Understandingly, I had tried to embrace Billy Bob’s honeymoon surprise.

Rattled and panic-strickened, at first I was, as every camping provision and fixture shock- aft to stern- as we closed in on our romantic destination.

Dubiously, and a newbie at wilderness survival (my new husband’s passion), I had agreed to one night at the falls.

Edified by my resolve, after my sleepless night filled with the lonely howls of our coyote bunk mates, this would be no more.

Roguishly, and with a suggestive nip on his cheek, I asked Billy Bob if we could take one more memorable hike to the brim of the falls.



FYI: Yes, I got behind with my poems. But as I was enjoying the thoughts encompassing this poem, I realized that I had combined several P.A.D. topics into one. So, I went with it!


Written for P.A.D. Poem-a-Day: Writer’s Digest … Day 18: For today’s prompt, write a message poem. You can decide the medium: Message in a bottle, postcard, or voice mail. Of course, there are text messages, telegrams, and letters. My wife loves to leave me messages on Post-It notes (and I love to find them). So write a message in a poem today!

Written for P.A.D. Poem-a-Day: Writer’s Digest … Day 19: For today’s prompt, write a poem that uses the following six words: bump, embrace, fixture, howl, lonely, and resolve.

Written for P.A.D. Poem-a-Day: Writer’s Digest … Day 20: For today’s prompt, write an isolation poem. For many, this is a very real and present subject. And for me, I’ve found that social distancing and staying at home has actually made it harder for me to find the isolation my introverted soul needs to recharge—so I actually wake up before anyone else to get a little alone time. But isolation existed before COVID-19 as well. So there are plenty of ways to dive into this one.

Written for P.A.D. Poem-a-Day: Writer’s Digest … Day 21: For today’s prompt: Write a love poem and/or… Write an anti-love poem. Because some folks just aren’t that into love poems.

Written for P.A.D. Poem-a-Day: Writer’s Digest … Day 22: For today’s prompt, write a quirk poem. The quirk could be a personal or human quality. Or it could be a quirk of fate.

Written for P.A.D. Poem-a-Day: Writer’s Digest … Day 24: For today’s prompt, write a nature poem. Could be nature like trees, leaves, grass, birds, etc. Or your poem could tackle human nature. Another possibility is to look at the nature of technology or the interaction of planets around each other and the sun. Or well, the nature of poetry! When in doubt, just see what happens naturally.

Written for FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: 2020: WEEK #17.

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