If I Were An Echo (Poem-A-Day 14)

Meddle album cover by Storm ThorgersonFor today’s prompt, take the phrase “If I Were (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Possible titles might include: “If I Were President,” “If I Were Smarter,” “If I Were a Little More Sensitive,” or “If I Were Born on April 14.” If I were you, I’d get poeming about now.

If I Were An Echo

Surfing waves of air
I would not consider myself weak
A pale copy of the original

I would be a tangible reflection
An aftershock caressing your ears
A physical reminder of a sound

Now lost forever

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About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker was born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough, North Carolina where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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