Praefecta Gerardis

NaPoWriMo DAY SIXTEEN 16 April 2020

Prompt: minimalist poetry about loving someone over the top

PRAEFECTA GERARDIS

lovegoldplated

nun

 

harvest of a vow

parents’ pledge

God

saved

firstborn

brother’s life

 

beloved

teacher

loved

knew

each everyone

 


pebbles

gems in her palm

 

assigned roles:

Faust

Devil (refused, remember?)

Margarete

 

stroll

thru Forum Romanum

Sister

black robe windswept

feet dangling

perched on 

Praefectus’ 

marble throne

laughs recites Latin

laughs

enthusiasm

 

chockablock-full

of God’s

chocolate

brand Surrender

 

sweet-into-bitter

 

dearest:

promise:

still trying

hard

 

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