GloPoWriMo Day 15: Bring Me A Net

drawing of a rat by taton moise

Or Bring Me A Net

I want no part of rats
‘though they’re hard to avoid
running in gullies
and in the voids underground
found in rivers
swimming upstream
racing through schoolyards
and through holes in the fence.
There are more rats
      than cats by far …

Did you know Parisians ate rat in coq au vin, in beef bourguignon with mushrooms and sweet tiny onions during the Siege of Paris.

        …so bring me a rat catcher,
send me your Pied Piper, bring me
a wicked child wanting to
poke a pet with a stick.

            Or just bring me a net.


NaPoWriMo Day 15: something you’re not interested in.  ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting #glopowrimo #napowrimo on Twitter. Photo by Taton Moïse on Unsplash

26 responses to “GloPoWriMo Day 15: Bring Me A Net”

  1. Theyate zoo animals, too.

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    1. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times …

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      1. Mind you, news footage last night showed people in Ukraine living in an underground station. Kharkiv, I think, not even their capital. So not only are these people advanced enough to have underground railway systems, but they are forced to live in them now that Russia has attacked. Needs must.

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        1. And I think it’s going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better.

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    1. Lots but no rats in our touille 😂😂

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      1. LOL only rat au vin and rat bourguignon.

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  2. Lols. Love this. Hate rats! 💕🙂

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  3. Luna, our cat, keeps those farm rats at bay. Haven’t seen one, alive or dead, for a long time. Excellent poem for making the skin crawl!

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    1. We had a few in the garage a few years ago. Ate right through the car’s window-washer hose. The Rentokil man told us to stop with the bird feeder because rats love the seeds. That made me sad; I loved watching the birds. Are you still testing negative?

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      1. Still negative. Isolating from Monday, swab at the N&N on Tuesday, and first cataract operation on Thursday. I’m a bit nervous but everyone says it’s straightforward and not too painful.

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        1. Glad you’re still negative. How’s David ?

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          1. He’s negative too. Much better now, thanks.

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            1. I’m glad to glad that. I know some people who are really suffering with it, and they’re triple-jabbed.

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      2. Wednesday evening, before the op, Saffron Summerfield is playing a song she composed from a poem of mine, which she will also perform at the Blakeney Harbour folk festival in July. I’m hoping that will take the edge off.

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        1. That’s amazing 🤩 I’m sure it will take away all your anxieties about Thursday.

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  4. Haven’t tried Ratatouille then? 😂

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    1. 😂 Only the veg version.

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  5. Sounds like you’re not entirely indifferent! (My garden got overrun with rats last summer. Yes, I got a lot of poems out of it)

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    1. Disgusting little beasties.

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  6. Cauliflower Ratin is quite cheap and very tasty. Not on a par with snails though, obviously! 😂

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    1. I’ll never be able to look at cauliflower the same 😂

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  7. Hey, ya gotta eat, right? Yum poem, M. Thanks,

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