I used to have an old bicycle and there was a time in my life when many late afternoons were spent on that bike exploring neighborhood after neighborhood following the direction where the sun was setting It was as if I was searching for something though unclear what, turning on what seems to be unending roads, bends, junctions, pathways but the more I pedaled that old bike the more out of breath I became and eventually confused in finding my way back nowadays, on some days it feels like I’m still riding that damn bike absent mindedly still following where the sun is setting
The poem above is responding to two prompts that I chose: bicycle and explore. I picked those two based on the instruction from #NaPoWriMo2021 for Day 3 (which will show on my blog as the entry for Day 4 because of the time difference in Asia and where the instruction came from, which I’m assuming from somewhere in the west part of the world).
The instruction says that we need to create our own “Personal Universal Deck,” and then to write a poem using it. Basically, I will need to choose 100 words on a 50 index cards or small pieces of paper (write one on the front and one on the back of each card/paper). Once I have my personal universal deck ready, I will shuffle it a few times and then select a card or two. Whatever words that are written on the card that I choose, they are it!
I thought it was a good idea. And it worked!
#NaPoWriMo2021 – Day 4.