NaPoWriMo 2023 Day 22


Today’s prompt is to make a new poem out of an old Emily Dickinson poem. I chose “A Bird, came down the Walk.

Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
A Drunk Lurched Down the Sidewalk
by ARHuelsenbeck

A drunk lurched down the sidewalk. 
He didn’t know I was watching him. 
He chewed a discarded hot dog, 
then he drank the dregs of a half-empty Mountain Dew can. 
He hopped a fence 
as a VW Beetle jumped the curb. 
His beady eyes appeared 
spying hastily all around. 
I offered him a hand, 
but he spread his arms and flew away. 

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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