Monday, November 4, 2013

Clean Sheet

November's PAD(poem-a-day) challenge, day 4.For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) Sheet,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write the poem.

It lies before us; exhaled ‘cross the earth
Ready to suffer our scribbles and spills
Over and over mercy proves its worth
Spreading a clean sheet beneath our quills

Soon our kisses will cover the page
Mingling perhaps with a tear and a sigh
Morning unfurls beneath us, a stage
Pristine invitation sprawled out to the sky

What will it hold when dusk folds it again?
Tucking it into the pocket of Past
Testaments uttered not by ink and pen
But by our choices; forever Time-cast

© Janet Martin

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