I’ll not think of you

dโ€™Verse prosery

Iโ€™ll not think of you at breakfast; this morning is a different thing. Still, I’d rather not have blueberry pancakes with whipped cream today. Also, I’ll not think of you while shopping on Thursday for Shabbat Friday night dinner; this week is a different thing; but… I don’t think I’ll purchase your favorite matzo ball mix again. And when I’m out on our nightly stroll, admiring the pregnant moon flirting from behind those Jerusalem clouds, I’ll not think of you. This month is a different thing… But I shan’t whistle Van Morrison’s ‘Moondance’ as we once did together.

Now that I think of it, you might like to know that I’ve purchased tickets for me and the kids to visit my folks for Passover, as we’ve always done, but I’m feeling quite certain that this yearโ€™s a different thing- Iโ€™ll not think of you.


Prosery?

dโ€™Verse prosery is flash fiction with a beginning, a middle and an end, in any genre of the authorโ€™s choice, no longer than 144 words. This very short piece of prose must include an assigned line from a poem, within the 144 word limit. Writers may change the punctuation of the assigned line, but they may not insert words within the quotation.

The assigned quotation was:

This yearโ€™s a different thing, โ€“
Iโ€™ll not think of you.

Charlotte Mary Mew (1869 โ€“ 1928), ‘I so liked Spring’

54 thoughts on “I’ll not think of you”

  1. love the imagery of this David!
    ๐Ÿ’—
    “the pregnant moon flirting from behind those Jerusalem clouds, Iโ€™ll not think of you. This month is a different thingโ€ฆ But I shanโ€™t whistle Van Morrisonโ€™s โ€˜Moondanceโ€™ as we once did together.

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