Today’s prompt: Often between the title and the poem itself we find a short, credited quotation intended to suggest the poem’s theme. Pick a short quotation from anything, one that speaks to you, and let it be your poem’s jump-start.
“It’s heavy to drag this big sack of what
I might have done.”
I had a dream once
born of a broken heart and desperation
wherein I stood in the middle of
a human circle, shouldering a bag of rocks
that I longed to set down, to leave there
in the care of the desert sun and the shimmery folk
who circled me, watching.
And so I did; set down the bag, walked away.
The circle parted. Before me lay the whole world;
in every direction rocks, as far as one could see.
I bent and picked one up before moving on.
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