Five-Word Writing Prompt Poetry

This week, I was given a 5-word writing prompt for my blog post.

Here is the result:

STAGE CROSSED

She sits at the computer.

Tries to focus on the words.

Failed attempts to write

the story

that trails its way

down her cheeks.

A giant vacancy fills her chest.

The flowers should be red.

A noise startles her.

She rises slowly,

afraid of what she will see,

unable to stop herself.

Breath catches.

Heart pounds.

Tears flow.

The swing out back

sits empty.

In case you were wondering, here are the words I was given: swing, computer, red, startle, giant