#NaPoWriMo 2021 Day Nine

Poet’s To Do List

Number One…
Enter kitchen
Turn on tea kettle
Walk down hall
Wake up twenty year old
Go back to bedroom
Check Facebook
Get up to make coffee
Stop before reaching kitchen
Say hello to man in hallway
What are you doing?
Going to make coffee
But I got distracted by
This sexy man in the hall
Canoodle because I love
That word – Ca… Noo… Dle
Actually go make coffee
Take coffee back to bedroom
Look at my to do list
One – Write poetry
Maybe after my coffee

NaPoWriMo Prompt Our (optional) prompt for the day is to write a poem in the form of a “to-do list.” The fun of this prompt is to make it the “to-do list” of an unusual person or character. For example, what’s on the Tooth Fairy’s to-do list? Or on the to-do list of Genghis Khan? Of a housefly? Your list can be a mix of extremely boring things and wild things. For example, maybe Santa Claus needs to order his elves to make 7 million animatronic Baby Yoda dolls, to have his hat dry-cleaned to get off all the soot it picked up last December, and to get his head electrician to change out the sparkplugs on Rudolph’s nose.

Good Morning and welcome to day nine of #NaPoWriMo where I go slightly off script and describe my morning as a list poem. Yesterday Gretchen had to compose poem #3 for her poetry class; walked out into the family room to find her mother looking at the picture rail; questioned her strange behavior before complaining she had nothing to write about. Well mom can explain her strange behavior and give you a prompt for your poem at the same time. The day eight prompt @piper_center was to write a poem about what a photo in your home has seen looking outward. The next thing I know I’m being asked about the photo of my mom we have in the family room. It’s April there is definitely no lack of poetry inspiration as long as you know where to look.

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