NaPoWriMo 2015 – Day 23.4.2015 – Take a pack of cards etc. – The Luck of the Draw

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The Luck of the Draw . Garden, and you are nature’s assistant. This way is pleasure and not chore. You are there as her friend. It is not you or the garden. It is you and the garden. Don’t let your ego think it is you who heals her. Feel the joy in filthy hands knees, maybe your elbows when you’re up to them in it. . And yet as you grip this little ‘feel good card’ from among a whole pack of feel good possibilities don’t be too concerned when talking to the plants on a full day and say; ‘sometimes gardening is s…’. . And because she is your friend and most days are good she’ll be happy if you remind her, . ‘that’s why you and I believe in tomorrow.’

Benita H. Kape © 24.4.2015

Notes: “Day 23 – Prompt And now for today’s prompt (optional, as always). Today, I challenge you to take a chance, literally. Find a deck of cards (regular playing cards, tarot cards, uno cards, cards from your “Cards Against Humanity” deck – whatever), shuffle it, and take a card – any card! Now, begin free-writing based on the card you’ve chosen. Keep going without stopping for five minutes. Then take what you’ve written and make a poem from it. (Hat tip to Amy McDaniel for the idea!)”