Okay here it is! The prompt for today was to pick three words randomly from a book from pages 5, 12, 17, 21 to form a poem. I picked mine from the current book I am reading (The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill). The words were:
(5) culmination, perfectly, devastatingly
(12) low, comfortable, cylinder
(17) building, self-contained, strip
(21) birthday, drawing, completely
Here is the result:
I’d always been a self-contained person,
comfortable in myself and my abilities.
Then he came, completely by surprise
like a birthday gift.
He restored furniture. I’d asked him
to strip down a table and re-varnish it.
His smile was devastatingly undoing.
Later I found myself drawing him from memory
under the table he’d lovingly brought back to life.
I was perfectly happy there building this picture of us.
The culmination of everything so far
was laid low and all I had become
I sealed in a cardboard cylinder and posted to him.