APRIL PROMPTS #17
Mary’s #4: a rant on any subject of your choice
PANTOUM FROM THE FIRST WORLD
The white cat won’t leave me alone.
He sits on my lap, drooling,
shedding hair on my black sweater.
The dog awakens me in the night.
He stands on my chest, drooling.
He wants me to let him out in the porchlight.
I hate being awakened in the night.
to fill his bowl with fresh water
or to let him out to bark in the moonlight.
I cannot find coarse-ground whole wheat flour.
The kitchen faucet drips hot water.
No restaurant here has good vegan food.
I can’t find local whole wheat flour.
My glasses are dirty.
We have no good vegetarian diner.
The telephone is a constant annoyance.
I can’t find my sunglasses.
This yogurt isn’t low fat.
The telephone rings constantly.
That radio announcer has an irritating voice.
Is this yogurt really low fat?
My black pants are covered in cat hair.
That announcer has a seriously irritating voice
and the white cat won’t leave me alone.