• andrew jeter

The End

Updated: Apr 22, 2019

(from the NaPoWriMo prompt: write a poem that similarly presents a scene from an unusual point of view. Perhaps you could write a poem that presents Sir Isaac Newton’s discovery from the perspective of the apple. Or the shootout at the OK Corral from the viewpoint of a passing vulture. Or maybe it could be something as everyday as a rainstorm, as experienced by a raindrop.)


I build the green shoot

deep inside me

and then

when the ground warms

and I can feel the heat

from the returning sun above me...


I send my green shoot

up into the still cool air

and I stretch and pull myself

higher and higher

toward the warm shine above me.


I feel my long green shoot

bend and sway

with the rain and wind

as I prepare my purple star sphere

to bloom high above me.


I live in my long green shoot

from spring day to

spring day until

the red door opens and it

staggers out, wielding silver blades

to cut me down from above.

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