Day 2: NaPoWriMo

The Radio Was Always Playing

I recall 
the kitchen was always warm.
The radio was always playing. 

Condensation on the windows. 
Net curtains. Yellowed. Frilly tie-backs. 
Ruffled aprons with long ties. 

Politics in the living room. 
Stinging scents — cigars, whiskey. 
Cheers, they’d say. 

The children, 
They were told to go play. 
So they did.

NaPoWriMo Day 2 ©Misky 2021 Shared with #apoemaday on Twitter

7 responses to “Day 2: NaPoWriMo”

  1. Stinging scents is clever, and I remember in winter how the condensation on the single glazed windows would turn into silvery feathers of frost.

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    1. On the inside or the outside of the window?

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  2. kids used to do as they were told, right?

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    1. And we wouldn’t dare roll our eyes or tongue a tsk-tsk noise. I didn’t raise my own kids that way though. Behavioural choices shouldn’t be based in fear. In my opinion.

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