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NaPoWriMo April 4

April 4, 2013

napo2013buttonThe thing about NaPoWriMo is that I spend most of the day thinking ‘Can I write about this’?  This being whatever it is I happen to be doing at the time.  So today it could be about the difficulty I have in concentrating, taking my son to work as the sun rose on a bitingly cold but beautifully clear morning, writing my pages, not wanting to go on a bike ride but then doing so and enjoying it, falling asleep on the sofa, being annoyed at the amount of gambling and pay day loan advertisements there are on TV (I wonder if there is any link?) and the difficulty in getting the kids to do domestic chores.  However given this rich seam to mine and then fashion a minor miracle of poetic art, tonight I using a couple of poems that go together because they’re both a bit short and done is a spirit of playfulness.  The first one was set as a challenge to write about something that I was unlikely to receive by post.  The second I made up as I trekked for the fifth time today to my local convenience store.  Now if I had concentrated enough to write a list, I could have saved myself the trips!  But then I wouldn’t have got a rhyme from it, I suppose.

House by mail


I’m signing up to Self-build Magazine

a monthly periodical that will send me

all the parts needed to build

the home of my dreams.

In edition 1 I’ll receive a brick

in edition 2, the next brick

and so on


But how will I receive all these parts?

you’d have thought that issue 1

would come with my new letter box.


Sainsburys local


A new convenience store has opened

At the top of our street.

It’s not that convenient

As I’m always on my feet.


Something urgent, a thing forgotten

Saving money becomes harder.

I’m in there so frequently

We’ve renamed it our larder.


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