Inexplicable

New moon over the lake
Perseids showering the peaks
Sheer
beauty
of
Creation
You had to be there


So very silly
Like children repeating
Poo
Wee
Willy
Bum

You had to be there


In the Arrivals hall
After unexplained delay
Waiting
Waiting
Waiting
Waiting
You had to be there


At the station
Unstoppable
I thought it strange
We had
had
a
plan
You had to be there


Lockdown over Europe
My body burned for you
Sunshine
spring
flowers
birdsong
You had to be there

~

n.b. NaPoWriMo 2022 Day Eighteen prompt: five answers to a single (unstated) question.

CLP 18/04/2022

7 Comments

  1. Vidya Tiru says:

    Beautiful words, especially loved the 4th stanza.. The only question that came to me here – ‘What was it like?’

    1. Good morning, Vidya. Thank you for reading and commenting on my Day 18 poem. The question is about responses to events, not the events themselves.

  2. Gloria says:

    Could the question be “Did you miss me?”

  3. Ahh. 🙂 Much passion therein.

    1. Not sure quite what to say to that Manja! Thank you for reading and commenting. Yes, emotion is involved, but what is the question being answered? 😊

  4. Love the instances you have described! I am left wondering who is ‘you’ than the question this poem answers 🤔

    Visiting from https://namysaysso.com

    1. It’s a novel in five stanzas

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