Prompt–Sunday, March 4

At the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in Chicago last week, I went to a session Thursday called, “The Image, Written: Using Photography and Mixed Media to Teach Creative Writing and Composition Writing,” given by Rachel Somerstein, Alden Jones, and Lorraine Doran. One of the creative writing prompts was to pick a photo and start a poem with “When I look at you.”

Here’s the photo I chose:

And my poem.

When I look at you,
I see two brothers, not
yet grown to love
beyond family
and friends.

When I look at you,
I smile and remember
your births, your hands
clinging to mine,
your smiles every
morning.

When I look at you,
I hope you find
what you’re searching
for in the sunset
as shells crack
underfoot.

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