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'Ask Me in December', Babs Iverson's Unofficial Challenge

By Kendall Defoe Published 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024
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If I make it that far,

you can pose the question;

to ask me in December

is just a suggestion.


If I ask you to tell me more,

pointing a finger at you,

I will wait for December,

or sooner (this will do).


If I forget to say a word

about all the things in my mind,

December will seem absurd...

What could we ask, both running blind...


I will keep the end of the year quite close.

The ask we want will count the most.

By Justin Veenema on Unsplash


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  • Anna about a month ago

    Congrats on your Top Story!

  • Esala Gunathilakeabout a month ago

    Congratulations on your top story.

  • Emil indwabout a month ago

    😂 out of words

  • Mark Gagnonabout a month ago

    Congratulations on your Top Story, Kendall

  • Novel Allenabout a month ago

    Hopefully all the dreams and asks will be the one for everyone. Congrats.

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    That last line is particularly lovely.

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Tiffany Gordon about a month ago

    Well written!

  • Shirley Belkabout a month ago

    Love your insight into humans and the ability to place that to paper

  • Heather Hubler2 months ago

    I love the way those last two lines landed. This is a wonderful entry :)

  • John Cox2 months ago

    Bridging a psychological divide seems so much harder than it aught to be. I loved the tension and hope swimming just below the surface in your poem, Kendall. It’s pragmatic and romantic at the same time.

  • Oooo, I loved your take on this challenge!

  • angela hepworth2 months ago

    Beautiful contribution!!

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Super and superbly written!!! Love it!!!💕❤️❤️

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