In the rear view window ~NaPoWriMo day 29

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt almost wrote the poem by itself. That’s perhaps the best thing about prompts: they somehow tap in to images/ experiences/ memories et al that otherwise might remain subterranean. Here’s the prompt:

“Imagine a window looking into a place or onto a particular scene. It could be your childhood neighbor’s workshop, or a window looking into an alien spaceship….What do you see? What’s going on?”

And here’s the poem:

Daddy’s swimming pool ~

He bricked the two entries, our Daddy

He had promised us a swimming pool

The walls & floor of the small indoor

terrace were tiled in green

But did that make it waterproof?

My father was not maintenance-literate

(his material of choice was duct tape)

Still, in time’s rear view window 

four girls splash water at each other

in the comfort of an indoor ‘pool’

crafted carefully from love

architected by a duct tape heart.

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