Day 6: #FiveMinuteFriday – Story (a poem)

Faith Family Grace Latinx Marginalized Poetry Strength

//Where does story begin? 

In the marrow of the bones.
In the cusp of your elbow.
In the African land of your hips.
In the Rio Grande Valley of your back.
On the indigenous tongue smacking back
lyrical poetics to elevate the Most High
when your nomadic brown feet touch sacred dirt.

On the soul of your still coarse and hungry life
between countries.
On your lipstick stained lips
drinking water from the well.
On the syllables of root words inherited from the fall.
In the history books you rewrote with your existence.

Story begins where we dare.//


It’s #FiveMinuteFriday. The word prompt is STORY. Above is five minutes of free flow writing. I welcome your comments and thoughts.

The forward slashes (//) indicate where the timer started and ended. Your turn!

Write 31 Days

Friend, this is Day 6 of a series of daily posts for the month of October for Five Minute Friday and the yearly Write 31 Days challenge.

My topic this year is “Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations” because that’s what my book is about as well. On Fridays, I write you a poem. Every day in October, I write a short non-fiction essay or vignette for you. Each day has a different word prompt. I hope you enjoy.

Story button credit: Kate Motaung of Five Minute Friday

Cover photo credit: Photo by Chad Madden on Unsplash