NaPoWriMo: Day 20 (The Walk)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Write a sijo, a traditional Korean poetic form. Like the haiku, it has three lines, but the lines are much longer. Typically, they are 14–16 syllables, and optimally each line will consist of two parts — like two sentences, or a sentence of two clauses divided by a comma.

The Walk

She knows and expects my arrival, excitement not masked.

Yet somewhat unreasonably reluctant. Lags behind, distracted by scent.

Turning the corner, she suddenly takes the lead. The way home.

Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures, Journeys: Eight Original Pieces fir Classical Guitar and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

Originally published at on April 20, 2021.

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