A Cherita: Our Trip to Crater Lake

Poetry Friday--snowAs February draws to a close, I’ve slowed down on my participation in Laura Shovan’s challenge, and sadly, I am now several prompts behind at this point. Still, participating has been a fabulous experience. I’ve learned so much from seeing other’s poems and interpretations of each prompt. There are some mighty creative people out there!

During this month I’ve been struck by how my initial thoughts on what I might write sometimes shift and change dramatically.  I posted about this in my SOL post on Tuesday.  It happened again when Alice Tabor-Nine posted some beautiful photos of Crater Lake.

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photo by Alice Tabor-Nine

My initial efforts focused on the bird’s eye view, the brilliant blue, the magical Wizard’s Island. Then, I remembered our long-ago plans to visit Crater Lake and how they were suddenly altered.

Our Trip to Crater Lake

Once upon a time, long, long ago, hidden turmoil brewed.

Then, one day, it could no longer be contained.
The volcano burst, cataclysmically altering the scene.

Hot, violent tears erupted in a steady flow.
We diverted to Urgent Care…
double ear infection

©Molly Hogan, 2020

This week Karen Edmisten is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog. She’s sharing a poem about February 29th by Jane Hirschfield. Perfect timing! Stop by and check it out!