Poem a Day Challenge

For National Poetry Month (yeah, I didn’t know either until I started reading poetry blogs, because apparently I’m a poet now, which while may sound gay as all get-out does not in and of itself mean that I will commence to smoking cloves and I am still far more likely to be found wearing a luchador mask than a beret. That is all) there’s a Poem a Day challenge at Poetic Asides, a Writer’s Digest blog written by Robert Lee Brewer. I’m going to try to keep track and write a poem each day, but let’s be reasonable here, I have a job and a wife and plenty of other bad habits to indulge, so it’s unlikely that I’ll manage one every day, but here’s the first one. Robert’s prompt was loneliness – this is what I got to.

Enforced Solitude

Sitting in the window
looking for you,
watching the birds
and dog run free
while I content myself
with clawing up the new toilet paper roll
and pooping in your new heels
Mondays are the hardest day,
I think,
for cats.

I know, right?

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2 thoughts on “Poem a Day Challenge

  1. Good luck with the challenge. To be right honest with you, you’re off to one helluva weak start.

  2. you kill me John, especially when you lump your job and your wife in with bad habits. Suzy is not a bad habit! Jobs, are though.

    I’m slapping you on the wrist for your use of the word gay though!!!

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