Day 23 NaPoWriMo 2021

I. NaPoWriMo “Write a poem that responds, in some way, to another“, II. PA AprilPAD “An Appointment“, and III. The Poeming Found Poetry Challenge Day 23 “What Do Birds Eat

I.
A Poem Inspired by Mary Oliver’s Song of Autumn

I’ve never been one to stand
in the midday sun, but here I am,
noon,
and my shadow
has disappeared behind a cloud,

and I’m watching ants shift sand
from below the patio slabs.

Raindrops splash, and I feel
thunder underfoot.
The ants
pause.
I pause.

We taste the air, and
smell the weather change.

And then their work resumes.

Again. Raindrops. Splashes.
They change direction. Divert attention,
and I consider
creation,
and nature’s hold over us. I realise

I’ve never been one to ask
if leaves dream in Autumn, or
if God
gives a second’s thought
to ants
shifting sand in
the rain.

I’ve never been one
to do that sort of thing.

II.
Appointment with a Dentist

Is it wise
to have a dentist
prise
tartar off ones
teeth in
the midst of
a pandemic…

III.

The Poeming Found Poetry Challenge Day 23 “What Do Birds Eat“, NaPoWriMo “Write a poem that responds, in some way, to another.“, PA AprilPAD “An Appointment” 
and shared with @NaPoWriMo2021 #napowrimo and @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   © Misky 2021

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