What Just Happened?

Day Two of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt:

Write a poem that resists closure by ending on a question, inviting the reader to continue the process of reading (and, in some ways, writing) the poem even after the poem ends.

End with a question? Are you sure?

whats happening

What Just Happened?

Say, did you hear that noise just now?
No? Neither did I.
What do you suppose it was?
Or wasn’t.

Could have been most anything,
but you know what I think?
I think it was nothing; a very quiet nothing.
Came out of nowhere, and went…
nowhere.

You think I hear things that aren’t really there?
Where did you hear that?
Never mind, that’s neither here nor there.

Fact is, I’m not hearing things that aren’t really there.
Nothing wrong with that, is there?
Who am I to judge a sound by its absence?

Speaking of sound judgment…
are you thinking what I’m thinking?
No? Me neither.

What do you suppose it was?

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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8 Responses to What Just Happened?

  1. Hehe. So that’s how it goes if you have two of them. 😀 You can read their mind dialogues. Proper philosophy lessons!

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  2. Peggy Lemmer says:

    Well it may or may not have been anything coming from Brisco!
    Now ZoZo is a different matter all together.
    If she heard it, it was real!
    Of course it was.
    Wasn’t it?

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  3. Oloriel says:

    They are adorable, and I love that when reading the poem, I imagined two entirely different voices. Nicely done!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. canwan26 says:

    Where do you come up with such wonderful ideas and clever word play?

    Liked by 1 person

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