Slice of Life/SmallPoems Day 12 (close the lid)

(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),

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

  1. Ha! Love the winsome rhyme in your poem! Reminds me of the time I didn’t close the garage door and racoons ransacked the place. Gotta close that lid!

    • Not happy with the last stanza … the rhythm is off, but writing poems on the quick will do that … (and then: added a word to make it flow a bit better)

      Also, this is about our compost bin but when I added “compost” to the first stanza, it knocked the flow off so I removed it … I suspect people will think garbage/rubbish bin … but it’s our compost bin …

  2. Reminds me of a much-loved poet here, Harry Laing. Poetry to make you smile…and that’s a lesson that covers lots of scenarios!

  3. Alas. Was this written to my son?

    “New Year’s party aftermath”= perfect visual. One time having to pick it up should cement the reminder … tighten it up, indeed.

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