Today is a Two-for-Tuesday prompt, which means you can pick one prompt or the other, do both separately, or mix both together. Do whatever makes you feel good. Here are the prompts:
Remember: These prompts are just springboards; you have the freedom to jump in any direction you want.
Here's my attempt at a stop poem:
I've hurt for so long that I don't
know what normal is anymore.
Ongoing forces strike at my throat
and stab in the underscore.
Swollen and dry, clamored and
red, I didn't relish before:
The simplicity of life, of food,
of wine that I really should have adored.
To the powers that be: heal me.