Five answers to the same question

#napowrimo2022, day 18: Taking inspiration from Faisal Mohyuddin’s Five Answers to The Same Question, ‘write your own poem that provides five answers to the same question – without ever specifically identifying the question that is being answered.’

Five answers to the same question

after Faisal Mohyuddin


Sometimes, a crow
is what it takes.


I pick up a leaf,
carry it
all the way home.

There is a line where
leaf turns into skeleton.

On facebook,
twenty-eight people respond.


There are many
kinds of silence:


Today I have loved
a sentence in a poem
by Layli Long Soldier: When
I write comma I come closer
to people I want to know comma
to the language I want to speak.


Would you like a cup of tea?

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