I attended my friend Victoria Peterson-Hilleque’s poetry reading last night. She, along with her colleagues Sarah, Andrea, Didi, and Jill shared poems from the manuscripts they created for completion of the Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing at Hamline University. I enjoyed all the poets’ works, and am especially honored to know Victoria and excited for her accomplishment!
Inspired by these writers, I am posting a poem, and purpose to do so more often.
In Twenty Years
© 3/10/2010 Julia Tindall Bloom
In twenty years, maybe less,
These are the things I will wistfully remember:
A small black shoe
A downy white feather
A wide red ribbon
Two silvery little ice skates
A garish plastic necklace
A child-sized guitar
A shoebox-sized pick-up truck
And a young artist’s scattered portfolio
All these in random places and positions
Throughout my living space
Offending my orderly sensibilities
But alive with the news
Of the burgeoning existences
Of Luthien and Silas.