30-Day Poetry: 10

Day 10—Pick a one-line song lyric to serve as an epigraph to your poem. Then, write the poem to accompany it.

In Alaska, in February
—It felt like spring time on this February morning. Sophie B. Hawkins

I woke up wondering why the morning was so warm.
In Alaska, in February, the days are cold and the nights deadly.
But that morning it was like spring time,
and then I wondered where you were,
what you were doing. Had you ever thought of me?
There were no birds in the courtyard,
but I could hear them just down the way,
surely announcing your departure from a
warm bed and arrival into a warm day.
In Alaska, in February, it was warm.
It was warm, I think, for you.

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Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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