NaPoWriMo 2016 – Poem 2 – The Contract


Day 2 of the 30 Poems in 30 Days challenge is here! The poetry prompt on asks us to create a poem that takes the form of a family portrait. Here is my offering, The Contract.


A coupling cemented over coffee and spreadsheets

Accidental romance between colleagues

Led to love

An empire was the goal

My brain

Your vision

Fused to create capital

Corporations and conglomerates

We celebrate by traversing miles

Losing ourselves in lost cultures

Praising our own acumen

While eating delicacies and spending currency

The creation of life seeds put off until we’ve lived more

Made more

Done more

Consumed with the brilliance of our being


Gracing covers of praise publications

See, we have it all


A sickness

Ignored by deals and meetings

Grew into a treasure we had not negotiated

This meeting won’t take place in a conference room

The crowning of a new kind of interest

We bond now over breast milk and bed sheets

Our most exciting moments spent in the bedroom

Not boardroom

Our biggest deal yet

A lifelong contract of loving you


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Apr 2, 2016 | Posted by in Blog, NaPoWriMo 2016 | 6 comments

Comments (6 Responses)

  1. “We bond now over breast milk and bed sheets”

    I love this line

  2. This is brilliant. A workplace relationship that grows into something beautiful. I love this.

    • TamekaMullins says:

      Thanks Tricia. I like how the challenge makes you think poetically about life.

  3. That’s beautiful! I love poems that tell a story.

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