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The Lost Message

Day sixteen of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt is to write a message. I chose to write about a message instead.

We weren’t stranded on an island,

We didn’t require someone to save us.

We were a group of adolescents,

We were doing something that seemed quite cool.

We knew, our chances were not too great,

We didn’t have better things we could do.

We wrote a note and rolled it up tight.

We put it in a plastic bottle.

We put some pebbles to add some weight,

We did that so it would stay upright.

We put the cap on and sealed it tight.

We hurled it far into the river.

We wanted to throw it into the sea,

We knew the river would take it there.

We didn’t know where it would be going next,

We had our names and contact details.

We didn’t hear about it at all,

We can only assume what happened.

We think it’s lost drifting aimlessly.

We think it shares our meaningless fate.


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