The titles of poems I would have written you

I named every flower after you
Your name grows gardens in my ears
I bathed you with sweet basil
You wore a crown of hydrangea petals

Forget me not in the foxglove fields
I lined my bed with snowdrop blossoms and prayed today
Turmeric tea is forbidden in houses of mourning
I stopped writing poems about flowers

Day 3 of NaPoWriMo

Prompt: Today, we challenge you to try this out yourself by writing a list poem in which all the items are made-up names


I’ve been planting flowers in my nail beds,
but they keep dying
because I can’t stick to a consistent
watering or hand washing schedule
or remember to eat,
so I’ve been spending all my time at the nursery,
hiding between the marigolds and bluebells,
hoping someone will confuse me for greenery
and plant me in their garden
or at least in a pot on their windowsill.


Day 2 NaPoWriMo