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NaPoWriMo2020 – nearly there!

April 25, 2020

How have you got on writing a poem every day for the month of April? It’s not too late to give it a go at least for the last few days. I’m pleased to say I’ve not missed a single day, though I haven’t shared all my first drafts. One thing I can say about this April – a month renowned for rain showers – is that it’s provided lots of lovely sunshine. It’s been a blessing during this prolonged period of Covid-19 lockdown.

Sunbathing is frowned upon at present, so perhaps it’s unsurprising that this poem requires a …

Sad Ending Alert

Banana had spent
so long in the sun,
the poor thing had started to peel.
She hadn’t a notion
on how to use lotion,
and began to feel slightly unreal.

Though her deckchair supported
the skin she’d aborted,
Banana still felt very bare
as, after some hours,
the birds and the flowers
and bees were beginning to stare.

Now, I have to admit,
she made a fine split,
filled with ice-cream and sweet vermicelli.
And as for her skin,
it’s chopped up in the bin,
making compost while I watch the telly.

© Celia Warren 2020

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