A Trio of Poems Today

NaPoWriMo22 Day 2 — As with past Aprils, I find myself writing more than the minimum this month, making up for my non-writing the rest of the year. Here are three from today, the first in response to the prompt at napowrimo.net: “to write a poem based on a word featured in a tweet from Haggard Hawks, an account devoted to obscure and interesting English words.” I chose the word kiddle, to embrace warmly, caress.

No Kiddling

A peck on the cheek I don’t mind,
Holding hands is perfectly fine,
But smooching and groping
And groping and smooching
In public is crossing the line!

This next poem is doubly inspired. After reading the poem David wrote (check it out at The Skeptic’s Kaddish) in response to his friend Muri’s Poetry Scavenger Hunt, I decided to join in. For my response to her first prompt–to write a bob and wheel poem–I used the word spree from David’s poem as my jumping off point.

Out of Bounds

Trust me—
every spree, binge or tear
ends with some misery:
a small drop of despair,
sometimes an entire sea.

Finally, a follow-up to my cat poem from yesterday. Peace to your !

More Felines

to note
how not-nice
I feel—darn cat at
my ankles, cat teeth on my calf.