Miz Quickly’s Day 12 Words

            (so we can walk with snowdrops again)

Rain and sop. A walk home
in a wet reddish twilight,
and watched over
by a corroded moon.

It felt too warm for January,
this passive rain that tugs me
underfoot. This lilting suck
of mud, and a splash across

the sidewalk. Cars and cars,
they splash and swerve, and
so I cut across the green, along
the slop and moss, but wait …

what sweet and sour fragrance
rises from the grass and earth.

Written for GoDogGo Café. A Book called “We Do This ‘Til We Free Us From Winter” – Constraint: The title of a book is included in the title or the body of your poem, and for Miz Quickly’s Day 12 Words: sidewalk, splash, mud, felt.  [note: “green” is like a park where sport]   ©Misky 2022. Photo by Chandler Cruttenden on Unsplash. Shared with #amwriting #GoDOGGoCafe  #GreatReadsPromptChallenge on Twitter  

11 responses to “Miz Quickly’s Day 12 Words”

  1. ‘Rain and sop,’ ‘slop and moss’, lovely slices of onomatopoeia. I love this poem.

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    1. Thank you, and good morning. ☀️


      1. You are welcome, and a very good morning to you! 😊

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  2. Very beautiful. Enchanting.

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    1. Thank you! 💕

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  3. Oh, lovely. What a hopeful promise that is.(And of course what Hobbo said – plus “corroded moon”

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    1. We’ve had some surreal sunsets lately.

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  4. I love this piece and this challenge. You pick great ones, Mistky.

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    1. Thank you so much.


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