NaPoWriMo Prompt #9

Did you know that today is the death-date of  Hans Fruhstorfer, German lepidoterist (born in 1866)? Did you know that  a lepidoterist is one who studies moths, butterflies and moth-butterflies? It is very beautiful, isn’t it?

Today’s prompt couldn’t be less natural, but still very beautiful. So, write a poem response below, and be entered to win tickets to the 2nd Annual NYC Poetry Festival & chapbooks from Brothel Books. 
Poem in which the asphalt grows asphalt trees 


3 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Prompt #9

  1. Judy L. Brekke

    black asphalt grows asphalt trees
    brown asphalt leaves
    tan asphalt berries
    in a jungle
    deep below the
    tar babies

  2. There Is Beauty Here, Too

    Deep in the heart of the city,
    Shudders the asphalt tree—
    With roots that carve out subway lines and
    Leaves that exhale smog.
    In its branches
    Sleep tar children
    Who mold cement in their palms
    And dream of skyscrapers.

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