Thursday, 20 April 2017

poetry 2017 / 072

For today’s prompt, write a task poem. The task can be some glorious duty, or it can be a seemingly small and insignificant job. Or the poem can take someone to task. It’s your task to figure it out and write it.

Osteospermum

Bright flowers
almost artificial in the trolley
outside the supermarket.
I buy two, take them home
a delicate operation to dig
two holes with a trowel,
add compost, bonemeal
puddle them in.
Bright spots of colour
counterbalancing black tulips.

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