Five Variations on an Enigmatic Theme


along the side
crows gather to feast
after a busy night


faster and faster
until we forget
that the journey is sometimes
greater than the destination


honk honk


stretching on
from my front door


I have traversed
so many
and yet
Rome still eludes me


written for NaPoWriMo.  The theme today is to write a poem about a subject without mentioning the subject (much like Elgar’s Enigma Variations).  I chose to follow Elgar’s example and write variations on that theme from a number of different perspectives.


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