NaPoWriMo or National Poetry Writing Month, is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April.
Below is a short portrait poem that emerges out of the anagram that comes from my name.
Join Easter Jaunt, A Portrait
by Justine C. Tajonera
Inside my name is an invitation to a journey
on the road to resurrection. Everlasting life is heavy
stuff. So, why make the trip so solemn? A jaunt
sounds like a call in the morning: we're going off
to Sierra Madre, come quick, pack light. It's cramming
into a car and making stops at roadside restaurants
that you won't find in the city. We're going together,
that's what counts. Everlasting life is now, exactly
now, as I turn around to take a picture. It's the smile
that won't leave your lips because, there, around the
bend, there's a view of the light coming through
the clouds, making the mountainside golden. It's
the glory of your hand in mine as we get out of the
car with the children and stand in the wind.