Day 8 NaPoWriMo 2021

A tribute image to The Spoon River Anthology

NaPoWriMo Day 8
(written in the style of Spoon River Anthology, E.L. Masters)

Misky B.

I was born in a clean, bleach-scented hospital
after my mother ate a bowl of chilli con carne, 
and then took a long walk on the sand dunes.
I was left in the hospital for a few weeks so
my mother could recover herself at home,
which was a blessing, she often said, as I was
a troublesome child. I’m told I was born with
a full head of hair, which immediately started
falling out. I wasn’t much bothered, but my
mother was, and I long continued in that vein.


PA AprilPAD Day 8: A Metaphor Poem

I Am Worth Picking Up

I’m a dusty old pine cone
    fallen to the ground,
watch me bounce
    and watch me roll.
I’m buggy and flea-ridden,
    stiff and prickly, dried
    in the sun and tumbled  
    by a gust of wind.
I’m collected.
        And spray painted.
And puzzled over like
some Fibonacci mystery.
I’m worth it. Pick me up.

The Poeming: Found poetry from Silence of the Lambs

Shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   © Misky 2021

5 responses to “Day 8 NaPoWriMo 2021”

  1. You do three a day? Wow!!! I love this ending:

    I wasn’t much bothered, but my
    mother was, and I long continued in that vein.

    I’m in trouble today: I’m so in awe of Spoon River Anthology that I’m too excited to write. I do love the prompt, so I’ll have to calm myself down I guess 🙂


  2. When I look at these closeups of Bosch’ work, I imagine a pinched little man with a curious expression on his face at the easel. I wonder if he’s done any self-portraits that have been incorporated into his paintings. I wonder which of the characters he’d be. Maybe he’s the child in that first poem? I love the thoughts this series evokes in me. A mark of good poetry!


      1. Misky that is not what I pictured him looking like. Now I’m going to drop a bomb on you. I just put his name with “self-portrait” into google search, and I was right, he painted himself into those pictures all over the place!

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