Unfinished Business

Last night I pulled myself outside anew
to wish upon a star;
a clotted cloud obscured my upward view—
that’s all I’ve got so far….

I was writing a rather lengthy poem when my daughter came out of her room and wanted to chat. I told her about my poem and asked, “Would you like to hear what I’ve written?”

“Sure,” she said, so I began to read the poem aloud.

When I came to the end of my thoughts, I continued (evidently without a pause), “That’s all I’ve got so far. What do you think?”

She smiled and said, “It’s good. I especially like the last line: ‘That’s all I’ve got so far.’” We laughed, and I decided to use that as a line in a silly poem. This is it. ☺ Hopefully it’s not too much of a stretch to find a double meaning here: thanks to the clouds, all I’ve got so far is a wish without a star.

I also managed to utilize another prompt from The Daily Spur. In this case, rather than using the word as a prompt, I had to revise an already written poem to incorporate the word. The challenge was to change the wording without changing the meter or letter count.

Today’s word: pull

Copyright © 2021 Abigail Gronway – All Rights Reserved

Name derived from the name of the micro-fiction form “Drabble,” which is a story consisting of exactly 100 words. A Dribble is a poem consisting of exactly 100 letters (not characters—spaces and punctuation are not counted) in four lines.
Because of the brevity of the poem, the title is integral to the poem (though not included in the count).
Usually humorous
Rhyme scheme: abab

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