I was beginning to think I wouldn’t get to the Read Write Prompt today! The prompt was to use the following words, or as many of them as possible: reverberate, rust, saffron, pepper, tomorrow, emporium, dizzy, squall, tendril, fierce, flinch and crow. After years of practice helping my kids make sentences with their spelling words, I have become the master of using obscure words in (often obscure) sentences. 🙂 Think I got them all. Whew!
Off to the Emporium
The fierce caw of a crow
startles me from my reverie
and causes me to flinch,
leaving me dizzy and disoriented.
It reverberates through my head,
a sudden squall in the landscape
of last year’s garden.
I lean on my shovel,
rust chips the color of saffron
flaking off of it,
and ruefully survey the wreckage
of last year’s garden:
two dried up pepper plants,
some overgrown sage,
and the edge of the garden box,
a cucumber tendril still clinging to it.
Oh well, tomorrow is another day, I think,
as I lean the shovel carefully
against the garden shed
and head off to shop instead.
After all, everyday is Earth Day.