For the Weekly Scribblings at Poets and Storytellers United, our theme is “the things you learned to love because you loved someone else.” I wrote a sevenling. This was a really enjoyable prompt, and writing the poem helped me to reframe something that had been more painful. It really fits with Thanksgiving Day today.
Because I loved you, I learned
To love drums, practiced being goofy,
Even attempted to understand basketball.
I learned the peace that comes
From a dog falling asleep in my lap,
Spontaneity of new restaurants, care of long phone calls.
We loved each other — differently.
Picture found on the prompt page