Today's NaPoWriMo challenge is to "write a poem that tells a story. But here’s the twist – the story should be told backwards. The first line should say what happened last, and work its way through the past until you get to the beginning."
Photo "Another Planet"
Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia, December 2015
©2015 Kat Shamash
She covers herself in a blanket that looks like
a shroud and breaths in and out, in and out.
"Is this what it comes to?" she thinks, her mind clicking.
"The sealing in, the shutting off of all light, a casket?"
Running, she begins to close all the windows,
all the blinds, waiting.
The sun begins to fade.
"A sandstorm," she thinks.
She walks out onto her patio.
She makes coffee first thing.
© 2016 Kat Shamash (April 28, 2016)