Day 22. Write a poem that invokes a specific object as a symbol of a particular time, era, or place.
I visit the landscape of childhood
imprinted with golden light
barefaced against the skies
baobabs stand monumental in my memory
the scribbled pages of youth
glow in soft moods of yesterday
remembering only blue backdrops and a yellow sun
bare limbs stretched out across the azure
they will forever hold my secret longing
their bulky presence beckons me back to those halcyon days
when life was simple and joy was unfinished…
I have carved my name
into the bark of these dreams
where even the rocks have called for my return
perhaps in another life
the soil of these memories
will be satisfied…
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This is a reworked piece, a memorable time
when I was a child and lived in Zimbabwe,
these imposing trees dotted the landscape.
They still remind me of that time and that place!