Month: April 2019

NaPoWriMo Day 15: Old Creaker

Creaking like a ship at sea Sails rattling and flapping Snapping in a stiff Ocean breeze Salt in the wounds Groaning, moaning, Straining to rise Rise above the decks Like a looming wave; I only trickle gently Towards the final shore. Advertisements

NaPoWriMo Day 14: Short Straw

Who could take a piece of straw And build a house A home A hearth Of heart and bone Then live alone No love No joy; No distractions. This straw was not the short one.

NaPoWriMo Day 13: Easter

Easter starts with a corpse I wrote I didn’t mean to be Disrespectful But the man dies In a terrible way It seems so sad So depressing A man who wanted Kindness Respect Compassion And yet received none Or very little Did we have…

NaPoWriMo Day 12: Baby Cuddles

Soft cuddle Sleepy baby Nuzzling into my shoulder A vast improvement On the head butts of earlier The pinch punch grab Of curiosity Without limits I wouldn’t change it Each bruise a medal From my 17 month old But this nuzzling Snuffling Shuffling cuddle…

The Day We Forgot What Colour Bin To Put Out

We didn’t know which bin it was Not green nor brown nor black The neighbours had not put theirs out We were totally off track We waited til the bin men came Then watched which one they dragged We raced the truck and gave…

NaPoWriMo Day 10: Books Haiku

Sometimes I panic: Just so many books to read And not enough time.

NaPoWriMo Day 9: Ex-Smoker

I don’t really smoke An occasional toke A nicotine sigh That’s all.