You may remember that back in April I was working on the Poem A Day challenge. Due to travel and one thing and another, I didn’t manage to complete the challenge, but I did save all the prompts in hope that I’d get around to writing poems for them at some point. Well, today was one of those days and a poem was born from mindless doodling.

What thoughts come to you when you’re put on hold or listening to the mindless babble that’s often the background of our lives? Here’s what came into mine.





mindless doodles

across the page

strings of cursive

penmanship practice

from days long gone

infinity loops

on and on and on

going nowhere

like the dinosaurs

and dead box letters

written in fine script


~Elise Skidmore ©2016

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