NaPoWriMo April 2022 (Day 14)

Click to open the prompt page and find links to other poems for this prompt.

Today’s NaPoWriMo assignment completed the first two weeks of writing a poem each day during April. Also called the “optional” daily prompt, it was (“a fun one”) to write a poem in the form of the opening scene of the movie about my life.

I contemplated possibilities and searched for ideas when I came upon the opening scene for the movie, My Life Without Me. It inspired me to shed self-awareness and identity with confused limited personal pronouns, to message with metaphor and simile, and to use immature grammar while maintaining context.

Cinematically, the movie would open with fuzzy, abstract, calm, overlapping, multiple images of a young child standing in the rain, eyes closed, oblivious to life and environment (but not in the poem). A faint heartbeat would be heard as the narrator recites the poem. The ellipses indicate that the poem does not start or finish (neither begins nor ends).


Page One Opens

…we are standing alone
in the wet warm rain,
an unashamed adam and eve;
my bare feet floating in sultry green grass
feels the soft spongy muggy earth;
your small, young hearts hear; your body
without clothing is not naked;
i am shielded by water;
they are you,
i am they without knowing or caring
for anything but the feel, sound, and
taste of innocent rain; i am new taste;
comforting sounds; our blind eyes closed;
neither night nor day; just warm
moist comfort and muffled senses
in neutral emotionless rain…


Look both ways and mind the gaps later. For now, just be.

8 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo April 2022 (Day 14)

  1. I, too, really love what you did here. I have to say I truly love the way you interpret the prompts. Very original!

    And I watched the trailer because I have not heard of this movie… but Mark Ruffalo is in it so now I must. 😉

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      1. I had me some catching up to do, as you can see. Bloody hell. There are a select few (you are included, obvs) that I went back to read. The rest, I shall be flushing. This whole time off the grid, sorta has left my inbox bulging and bursting at the seams!

        Inspiring? Moi? 🙂

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