Day 9: NaPoWriMo 2021

I Want the Measure of Things

From head to foot my
bed is nearly 12 bananas.
From here to the fridge
it’s at least 20 pineapples.

I’m not sure what I can measure with milk. Or gravy.

I’d teach kids to count –
1 banana, 2 bananas,
3 bananas, kiss your
Nana 4 times more,
5 figs, 6 figs, no one
gives a fig anymore.

I’m told there’s a shortage of dates for Christmas.
How many dates are needed. It’s always the 25th.

I want milk that comes
from a cow. I’m not apt
to go drinking a nut.
Apologies to Mr Bump.

Written in a rush for Miz Quickly’s Day 9 Lists and PA’s “Anti-Love” prompt because I’m upgrading my computer to Monterey today. Photo by Chris Liverani on Unsplash. Shared with #APoemADay on Twitter   Β©Misky 2021

13 responses to “Day 9: NaPoWriMo 2021”

  1. “no one
    gives a fig anymore.

    I’m told there’s a shortage of dates” love the humor in this.

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  2. The point in my trying alternate forms of milk is to reduce my carbon footprint. That seems pretty apt. I’d go so far as to say it’s something we should all be doing.


    1. Carbon footprint: there’s no disputing that, and I certainly haven’t. I also keep an eye on our ‘carbon food miles’. I just don’t like the taste of almond or soya milk. 😊

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      1. The taste bar for me is simply “acceptable”. Cow’s milk, for me, tastes better and has better texture but that wasn’t my highest priority.

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  3. Was it Cleopatra who bathed in ass’s milk? You could measure your bath tub in gravy. And re mr B: There may be less carbon etc in almond milk, but it takes a ton of water to keep the trees thriving.


    1. I forgot to say that I adore this. I give it 5 🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌


      1. πŸ˜‚ Thanks!


    2. Nothing worth watching on telly, so I’ve looked up this thing about Cleo and ass’s milk. I just read (on the internet, which is soooo factually reliable) that it was soured goat milk which when sour becomes lactic acid, so that’ve worked a treat on wrinkles. She also used powdered excrement from crocodiles for correcting skin tone. Nivea it’s not …


  4. What fun! What a brilliant thing you have done with the shopping list prompt. I started writing a list but just ended up trailing off into silly rhymes and decided to write our Christmas newsletter instead. Anyway, I digress. I love this. It’s fun and full of clever wordplay and interesting ideas. Just awesome.

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    1. Thanks! ❀️

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  5. I absolutely love the silliness of this. Well done!


  6. So much fun to read, Misk! Love the shortage of dates.


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