#NPM2018: Prompt 18

3 thoughts on “#NPM2018: Prompt 18

  1. Oh

    “Wow,” you said
    as you gazed across the balcony
    and the ocean
    for the first time

    Your face soon pressed against the bars
    as you continued to mutter, “Oh, wow,” mostly to yourself
    to make audible the sound my heart makes
    whenever I see the ocean again.

    But to see it through you was to see it anew.

    Later, I’d watch you watch the water, poke and interrogate it with your fingers.
    Finding the sand safer still
    making balls of it with your little fists
    and bringing more of it than I expected home in your pockets.

    I’m still washing sand out of outfits you
    long ago left behind.

    I’m still seeing things anew through you.

    Oh, wow.

    — Bud Hunt
    April 19th, 2018

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