Dear Deirdre – #NaPoWriMo23 – Day 5

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Hi there 🙂

So there were no rhyme or syllable restrictions in Maureen’s NaPo prompt today:

“Begin by reading Charles Simic’s poem The Melon…The poem illuminates the juxtaposition between grief and joy, sorrow and reprieve. For today’s challenge, write a poem in which laughter comes at what might otherwise seem an inappropriate moment – or one that the poem invites the reader to think of as inappropriate.” [from here]


I’m just not sure I can go on, Deirdre.                       

I know you’re always telling me to play more,

Relax a little, “enjoy any patch of sunshine” –

But it’s just feeling so hard these days, you know?


Deirdre yawns fanged boredom,

Prods her paws into the lap of her luxury;

While a seagull cackles,

Sharing a joke with the wind.


Another short one today 🙂 Meet you back here for Day 6!


Monty X

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