NaPoWriMo: Day 20 (The Walk)

NaPoWriMo

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  Write a sijo, a traditional Korean poetic form. Like the haiku, it has three lines, but the lines are much longer. Typically, they are 14-16 syllables, and optimally each line will consist of two parts – like two sentences, or a sentence of two clauses divided by a comma.

The Walk

She knows and expects my arrival, excitement not masked.
Yet somewhat unreasonably reluctant. Lags behind, distracted by scent. 
Turning a corner, she suddenly takes the lead. The way home.

Read it again on Medium.com (yes, I do get paid/read): Day 20

Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

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