Little Town

Little Town, how I dislike you.
Do you ever get tired of being so low?
I mean, look up at those glorious mountains
all around you, do you envy them?
I do. My true love sleeps
on one of those mountains.

Your fields are a thing of beauty though.
On the bus once, C pointed one out,
said he knows the guy who owns it
and he helped clean the place up once.
I’ve been told you are named for these gorgeous expanses.
Squares of green amidst all the brown.

Little Town, how I like you.
Not always, but sometimes.
Especially when I meet C at 6 something AM
and he tells me random facts
about this place I thought I knew so well.
He reminds me how alive you are.

Let me stay as long as I need to.
I don’t mean to hurt you
by wanting to leave,
but I feel like someone else
can offer me more of what I need.
But Little Town, for now it’s you and me.


2 thoughts on “Little Town

  1. It was moving and really spun me around myself, like a spider getting trapped in her own web.. I just wanted to read it through quickly, but I got caught in the web of emotions instead of seeing the poem through to completion. I was wondering about that intro to poetry.. I know it was the passion and the contrariety that drew me in, but I am curious about the form. If you could recommend how to go about taking that class, if it is a class, do let me know. Thanks

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  2. It’s a 10 day “class” where you get an assignment emailed to you daily. Each assignment has a one word prompt and a poetic form or technique to try out, and then there’s a link to a page with tips on how to use the poetic form/technique.

    For this poem, the poem it’s self is just free form. The poetic “technique” that I used here is called apostrophe and it’s when you address a poem directly to a person or inanimate object, in this case I wrote the poem as if I was speaking to my hometown. The prompt was “landscape”.

    It’s kind of weird that you now exist in two spaces…


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