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NaPoWriMo + Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2015 – L is for…

Poetry from A to Z *
(* NaPoWriMo + Blogging from A to Z Challenge)

L is for… Laurel
~ by Laurel Regan

(Pssst… new here? Welcome to Alphabet Salad! For background on how and why I got involved in both NaPoWriMo and the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, check out this post… and, if you’d like to catch up on my progress to date, my challenge posts are tagged with Poetry from A to Z. Glad you stopped by, and hope you’ll return!)

Blogging from A to Z April (2010) Challenge - L

cup in hand
uncapped pen poised
head tilted, expectant look
“your name?”

bright smile
ever-hopeful attitude
clear, confident voice

brief flash of puzzlement
internal debate (ask or guess?)
decision made, quick scribble
“may i help the next customer, please?”

and i move to the end of the counter
to wait for my drink
and today’s name incarnation
with bated-breath anticipation

will it be
a simple misspelling
(Laural, Lorel)?
a slight twist
(Laura, Lauren, Lauriel)?
a complete mangleation
(Cheryl, Coral)?

always an adventure
this name game
(and don’t even get me started on
Regan or Storey!)

but i confess
(i guess)
that it’s maybe a little disappointing
(truth be told)
when they get it right

for then
there is no story.

Are you participating in any April challenges?
Please share!

Blogging from A to Z April (2015) Challenge
NaPoWriMo 2015Ultimate Blog Challenge
NaBloPoMo April 2015

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.