April 30, Fade Away

Today is the last day of the April poem-a-day challenge, and what a month it has been. I feel wrung out and exhausted, but also, a bit sad that it’s all over once more. Of course, November will be here before too long, and another poem-a-day challenge with it, but it’s always hard to let go of that daily drive to finish at least one poem.

The prompt was “fade away,” apropos I think to the feeling we get when the party’s over. Luckily, the Wednesday poetry prompts will still be there to tide us all over.

I wrote one Haiku for the prompt, and then referenced, or rather, replied to, a poem from March in the second poem.

Rock stars sometimes say
It’s better to burn out than
simply fade away.


Check March 22 for part one: Life on the Street

The Party Fades Away

Back on the street,
the last
visitors are packing up,
getting set to go on their way.

The regulars are just as
exhausted, but know that
in a few days,
things will be back to normal.

...to sleep, perchance to dream...

With maybe a few more
to stay and play
through the
long quiet summer
and peaceful fall
gets us all amped up
and poeming like


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