April PAD (Poem-a-Day) Challenge: Day 24 “Memory”

The April PAD Day 24 prompt is “the final Two-for-Tuesday prompt of the month, which means we’re faced with these two options:

Write a love poem.
Write an anti-love poem.”

Poets are generally expected to produce love poems (Thanks a lot, Mr. Shakespeare!), but I have terrible difficulty expressing the topic. I do feel good about this draft, though.

“Memory”

Love is an act
of memory.
I remember walking
through the art-lined halls of the Philbrook
on our first date, the feel of my oar piercing
Table Rock Lake as I paddled our canoe to
the pebbled coast where I knelt for your hand,
how our eyes met the instant before the minister
urged our altar kiss, how your lips still feel
so soft as they envelope mine.

10 National Poetry Month Activities
April PAD Challenge: Day 1 “Scenes Shot in Super 8″
April PAD Challenge: Day 2 “Adobe Café”
April PAD Challenge: Day 3 “Confession Booth”
April PAD Challenge: Day 4 “100% Juice”
April PAD Challenge: Day 5 “Uncle Harry”
April PAD Challenge: Day 6 “Hide ‘n’ Seek”
April PAD Challenge: Day 7 “Political Discourse”
April PAD Challenge: Day 8 “Heart 2.0″
April PAD Challenge: Day 9 “Yoga Class”
April PAD Challenge: Day 10 “Holly Bushes”
April PAD Challenge: Day 11 “Spring”
April PAD Challenge: Day 12 “Something Wrong”
April PAD Challenge: Day 13 “Tough Luck”
April PAD Challenge: Day 14 “Sundays in Oklahoma”
April PAD Challenge: Day 15 “Persona”
April PAD Challenge: Day 16 “There’s Been a Mistake”
April PAD Challenge: Day 17 “To Boldly Go”
April PAD Challenge: Day 18 “Watermelon”
April PAD Challenge: Day 19 “Her Bra”
April PAD Challenge: Day 20 “Let’s Remain”
April PAD Challenge: Day 21 “Vast Universe”
April PAD Challenge: Day 22 “Judge Not”
April PAD Challenge: Day 23 “A Valediction Forbidding Morning”