Written for: dVerse Poets Pub: Meeting The Bar~Prose Poetry (posted by Frank Hubeny)
“I assume, perhaps naively, that a prose poem uses fewer line breaks than one would use in free verse. I assume its content is less like a narrative than flash fiction. I assume it doesn’t rhyme nor does it have a metrical rhythm like formal poetry. A haibun, as a mixture of prose and poetry, could be considered a prose poem.”
Someone close to you
is gone, and you are afraid.
Afraid you will not be able
to keep fresh those black
and white moments–mind snapshots,
of each scene, every spoken word
that touched you. Will photographs
be enough? Will you always be
capable of conjuring up
that face in your mind?
Someone close to you is gone,
and you are afraid.