Slice Of Life/Smallpoems Day 12 (Close The Lid)
dogtrax, Kevin's Meandering Mind, Mar 12, 2020
(I am participating in the March Slice of Life challenge via the Two Writing Teachers site.  Slice of Life is the idea of noticing the small moments. I have been a participant for many years and each year, I wonder if I will have the energy to write every day. This year, I am going […]

(I am participating in the March Slice of Life challenge via the Two Writing Teachers site.  Slice of Life is the idea of noticing the small moments. I have been a participant for many years and each year, I wonder if I will have the energy to write every day. This year, I am going to try to coincide it with my daily poetry writing, and intend to compose small poems on small moments. We’ll see how it goes …)

Day Eleven

Listen, kid,
shut the lid –
the bin
won’t close itself

there’s bears about
and stormy times
and last night’s remains
belong inside

not scattered about
on the morning grass,
like a New Year’s Day
party aftermath

Remember, kid,
to tighten the lid
next time you’re tasked
with closing it

Peace (tighten it up),
Kevin

— PS .. late added word — ‘closing’ – in last stanza … corrects a bit of odd rhythm