3 Nov: NovPAD Day 3

AI artwork. to men raking leaves

I. (Poetic Asides: Misguided)

Just Another Misconception

silly poet,
silly me.

to think I could
master nature,

as if a rake
would stop falling leaves,

as if the moon goes dark
when I close my eyes.

II. (Miz Quickly: Chatterbox)

Just Another Cup of Coffee

Two neighbours, sipping coffee that’s
the temperature of warm weather.

No, she says, I won’t get on a bike.
Skinny tyres make me look fat.

The other woman nods agreement.

Are you agreeing that I’m fat, she asks.

No, says the other woman. I’m agreeing
about bikes. I fell off mine. Broke two ribs.
Gave the damned thing to a young mother
whose son wanted to go here and there,
and wherever kids go nowadays.

The woman who hates skinny tyres says,

Speaking of kids, only 2 trick-or-treaters
came by the other day. Rain, I reckon.

Yeah, says the other, kids hate rain.

By the way, she continues, did you hear
a dog barking all night.

The skinny tyres woman says, Yeah,
that was my dog. Chihuahuas are like
small men — yapping all the time.

Note: I have nothing against Chihuahuas, small men, etc. etc.

These poems/prose are draft versions, written in participation of Miz Quickly’s prompts and Writers’ Digest (Poetic Asides) November poem-a-day challenge. The aim: to produce a chapbook for submission. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter

20 responses to “3 Nov: NovPAD Day 3”

  1. Both very cool. The rakeless leaves; the darkened moon are marveloso and I LOVE the chatterboxes. Thanks.


    1. Thank you, Ron.


  2. Nobody’s listening, but let me just say this:

    The Chatterbox’s Thursday

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  3. […] Quickly’s November Prompts – Day 3 – […]


  4. Thanks for the prompts. Great motivation for getting back into the swing of writing each morning.

    Missed Memo


    1. OOps meant to post this on DAy 3 Quickly!


  5. I can totally picture these two neighbours chatting away, most likely not even looking at each other, probably nodding their heads, then….Great ending.


      1. You’re welcome.


  6. Great photo I was raking leaves last weekend and can’t even tell I made a dent this week 🙁


  7. Gosh, I love both of these. The imagery in the first one is fantastic, as always. As well as the self deprecating voice. And the spill of the second one is prompt perfection.

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    1. Thank you, De!


  8. Sound about right. One ego is always trying to upstage the other and without concern for the rest of us.

    Well done on both verses.


  9. I love thesse Misky. Such character depiction in the second one. And such a lovely tone in the first.


    1. Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Excellent! The convo between the two women was priceless!


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