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I visited the site "100WordStory" the other day and found this photo prompt. At "100WordStory" they publish all types of writing as long as the length is exactly 1oo words. Folks are invited to post, in the comments, their 100 word take on the photo. I came up with the poem below.

Untitled, 1/19/2016

She cast her nets into the night sky,
Hoping to snare a constellation, or maybe two.
And again in the early morning
To catch a nest of clouds.

Collecting can mean empty after empty
Before even a scrap is saved.
Patience and Perseverance, the sisters,
Send encouragement by sparrow, bird after bird.

Jars of fog, tins of songs, pouches of dreams
All line the unseen walls,
While categories outnumber labels
Infinity to none, uncounted to zero.

She cast her nets into the night sky,
Hoping to trap the lightning
And again at gray dawn
To drag thunder from the expanse.

© 2016 David Marks