The Absence #Poetry #NaPoWriMo #NationalPoetryMonth

A writer & her adolescent muse

It’s finally April! For the entire month, I plan to focus on writing poetry.

As a motivation to stick to the goal of one poem per day, I am taking part of the annual Ekphrastic Challenge over on The Wombwell Rainbow – hosted by Paul Brooks.

This Challenge is a collaboration between three artists and nearly a dozen of writers including myself.


April 1st

Artist Gaynor Kane

The Absence

The empty black chair

once used by someone of great value

claimed through a senseless,

bloody war

robbing her of the only


that kept her tethered

to sanity


If you would like to read poetry by the other writers – click here.

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