Ghost Jam

Chris from Enchanted Oak has stirred the pot and these words surfaced: laugh laundry ghost edges beer. She told us to write a poem using those five words. It brought to mind an incident from my college days. Go here to see how other folks respond to the prompt.

Ghost

I remember that night
On the edges of my memory
Laundry would have been safer
But since when does nineteen
Do the safe thing?
I can still hear your laugh
Cynical and you warned
Me that you were a little bit drunk
You kissed me in the back seat
With an apology, but I said I didn’t mind.
It was the first time that I tasted beer.

Comments

  1. so true...I probably could say the same that innocent leaving Belfast for ever! Great.

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  2. there a certain depth to this...

    laundry would have been safer is funny. how sudsy would it have to get NOT to be safe anymore?

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  3. I have been struggling with the prompt ... you didn't ~~ the result is stellar!

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  4. Who would want to do safe laundry when back seats and kisses are calling?!! What kind of poem would that have made?

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  5. That is SO good, Dana! Congratz!

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  6. Very thought provoking. I can remember the day, but your poem brought home just how old I am and how far I've traveled since the innocence of nineteen.

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  7. How wonderful what memory can do, filed away and sleeping until a few words boot it up and call it into action. You took it and crafted it well.

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  8. Love it, Dana. A little peek into the past.

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  9. This poem conjures memories for me! That first taste of beer, from another's lips.

    When are you going to tell me about the dream?

    :-)

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  10. Very nice way of reminiscing. Lovely poem. I am visiting from the Goddess.

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  11. Very clever use of the words and a fun story as well! Visiting from BPOW.

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  12. I gave you one of my Goddess Awards for your sidebar if you like!

    In joy,
    Elise

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  13. Dear The Bug: Loves how you incorporate memory as a "line" along with the laundry. Very nostalgic feel here! Lovely!

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  14. Must have been a fun and crazy night... enjoyed this ~

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  15. This is a lovely memory. I would have done the same. Great write.


    Melanie

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  16. Trying to work out if its the man or the alcohol!!
    Laundry is great but...

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  17. I would probably have not minded either.

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  18. Very nicely drawn sketch, bug!

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