Napowrimo Day two

Today’s prompt was a lie poem  and I kept having Adrian Mitchell’s tell me lies about Vietnam echoing in my head, what a poem. The kind of poem we need now more than ever right? Did I write that poem, no. You could call this ”tell me lies about my kitchen in Whalley Range” but it is far far less noble a poem. 


I have been lying to myself about the mouse

The one that scuttles out from under the fridge

Pretend it’s a sleep deprived hallucination

There is no rapid patter, no oil slick body

The box of poison is still next to his exit

It assured me of its deliciousness although

I must admit I did not test this claim

And later in the wall behind my bed

When there is a scratching claim my eardrums

Have mistaken rain or a confused pigeon against glass

Push back history lessons, literary allusions in trenches

To chewed ears and feet left out in the air.




About Quad

Anna Percy is a mostly nocturnal scribbler based in Manchester. She has been writing and performing poetry around the country for over ten years. Her full length collection is available from Flapjack press She is one of the founder members of Stirred Poetry a Feminist collective for their blog go to:
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Napowrimo Day two

  1. beccaaudra says:

    Loved this one! mix of the ridiculous and the tragic. ‘I did not test this claim.’ Great note.

  2. Andy Sewina says:

    Very good! I enjoyed reading this – I don’t like the idea of chewed ears and feet left out in the air, I think I’d be under the covers.
    My Day Three is here

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s