Day 14: NaPoWriMo 2021

Burnt Toast

It’s late. Very late
in the afternoon when
the sky brews hollow
clouds, and air fevers

hot. Thunder bites but
it’s late, very late
before the rain streaks
soil brown as shade.

A café, we’re under
cover. Hunger calls but
it’s late, very late
for a bite to eat. We

kiss. A kiss of burnt
toast and marmalade.
We’ll wait. Wait until
it’s late. Very late.

Written for Miz Quickly Day 14 “A Cascade Poem” – Cascade form: In the first stanza it will be the first line. It falls to the second line in the second stanza. Third in the third…. Last in the last. Image from Unsplash. Shared with #APoemADay on Twitter   ©Misky 2021

15 responses to “Day 14: NaPoWriMo 2021”

  1. I really enjoyed the visceral nature of this poem.


  2. Really good and great repeating line.

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  3. There aren’t enough O’s in S-M-O-O-O-O-T-H to describe this really cool cascade! Great stuff, Misky. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks for reading it!


  4. I love this. It’s so tropical and you’ve worked the repeated line in so neatly. The images are fabulous.


    1. I spent half the day trying to rake the mess out of the last two stanzas … without success. But the first two work okay. This one went into the Needs Work folder. 🤔

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      1. Ah. That’s where my brain is. I delivered my daughter to her cello lesson 30 minutes early today. So your poem and my brain will rest in the “needs work” folder together.


        1. Cello. Such a lovely warm sound. I always think of warm chocolate pudding when I hear a cello.

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  5. Felt like I was watching a movie. Vivid images!

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