Lisa over at Wild recommended Poetry Thursday. I checked it out and Yes! this is a good place to hang, read, and, get kick-started.
Copied from Poetry Thursday:
"Have you had a moment in your life when there were words on the tip of your tongue, yet you chose not to say them? Have you thought about a past conversation and wished you would have known what you know now to say things differently? Are there conversations you have had in your head but have never said aloud? Maybe there are artifacts in your life waiting to tell you where they have been and what they know."
This week's prompt is: Unfinished conversations.
Here's my effort:
While cleaning out the junk drawer
I find a key I do not recognize.
Something forgotten like a Tinkerbelle cake
ordered for a little girl’s birthday;
the directions back from a store
on vacation; a memory
as significant as a storage shed filled
with boxes of family photos and Christmas
decorations; a bicycle locked to a pole
abandoned like a husband repairing
a pipe in a basement or the door
to a home where I once belonged. I taste it.
The metal on my tongue reminds me
of something I have no right to describe.