Day 24 — doing one’s bit in trying times #notallheroes

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A smaller more personal poem today, after the excesses of yesterday.


peak pandemic

how perfectly pleasant
to sit inside  rug on lap
book in hand  tea by side
warm as butter  slowly
melting into  hot crumpets
dog  snoring nearby

while outside  trees writhe
in the window-rattling
thunder-spreading wind
the sky grey  in all ways
& the rain hits the roof
like  a million microscopic
viruses trying to breach
my home’s   defences 

all while knowing 


life has reached peak



Note: I’m borderline embarrassed to admit (but not quite really) that I almost spent more time looking at images of cups of tea next to books by rainy windows than I did writing the poem. OMG I’ve discovered a new way (as if one was needed) to waste valuable interwebs time.

~ interlude ~ 2 poems published online in “in daily”


in daily

While I rest from working on today’s NaPoWriMo entry, here’s a quick update of where two of my poems are being published today: dogs & their owners & honeyair

The formatting of the first is a bit wonky, but … oh well… It’s still nice to see em on the site.



The Dog in Question: Chester Lickytongue Johns.
Image: moi

The Dog in Question: Chester Lickytongue Johns.
   Image: moi


Stay tuned – there’s bound to be at least one puppy related poem written when all other ideas abandon me as I plough through this mad month.