Day 1 NoPoWriMo 2021

Poetic Asides Day 1:

Introduction to Casual Lapses

I don’t know where time’s gone.
It’s 8-years since we knocked down
the dining room wall. Opened up
the kitchen. Made it all modern
with granite and stainless steel.

Replaced the carpets with wood.
Believe it or not, I sneeze less.

Eight years.
Can’t really account for each day,
except for when the dog died.
She’s buried under the hellebore.
The pink one. There’s a dead cat
under the purple one.

Not our cat. Found it. Flattened.
On the road outside the house.
An icy February, I think it was.

The clothes are outside drying,
and those clouds, I tell you,
those clouds — I don’t know.


Hello, Goodbye. It’s a song,
but I’m living these lyrics.

The postman just passed us by,
and I’m mindlessly picking at
a stiff hair on my chin, and

wondering when did that
hawthorn tree burst into
sharp spring-greeting green.

I don’t know, a lapse perhaps.
As one does. As one does.

NaPoWriMo Day 1

Another Reason Scotland Wants Independence

Unless you live in Scotland,
nothing rhymes with purple,
although I’m told the sun 
curples the full moon, and
butterflies sing to the wind,
drums beat beat beat while
the universe evaporates rain
from the lochs, and ospreys
hirple like octaves of falling keys.
But only if you live in Scotland.

NaPoWriMo Day 1 prompt is based on an animated music video that I found confusing. This is what it is. Confusing. [note: Scots dialect: curple is a leather loop passing under a horse’s tail, and hirple is to walk with a limp.]

The Poeming: Found Poetry from Silence of the Lambs. Day 1

A Man and A Woman

He fought beasts at Ephesus.
Fell victims for a crazy man.
Gone berserk, fists and feet
and nails, and the smell.

A young woman of manners,
her eyes, a glimpse of  flowers,
day and night her yellow hair,  
a flash dangerous and romantic.

She lived and died.
He did not.

Written for The Poeming. Found & Remixed text from Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, Copyright 1989 Yazoo Digital, Arrow; 1st edition (7 May 2009) iBooks, pages epigraph, vi, 30, 36, 262, 123, 87. Image Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights cc:00

written for Poetic Asides Day 1 “Introduction” and NaPoWriMo Day 1 and for The Poeming on Tumblr’s “Inside the Garden of Earthly Delights”  © Misky 2021

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