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.





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The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.
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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

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