And now for our daily prompt (optional as always). I’ve found this one rather useful in trying to ‘surprise’ myself into writing something I wouldn’t have come up with otherwise. Today, I’d like you to take one of the following statements of something impossible, and then write a poem in which the impossible thing happens:
The sun can’t rise in the west.
A circle can’t have corners.
Pigs can’t fly.
The clock can’t strike thirteen.
The stars cannot rearrange themselves in the sky.
A mouse can’t eat an elephant.
Today is a fantastical day
When the sun rose at night from the west
It decided to set at afternoon in the north.
For dinner we prepared the tea and breakfast
The kids decided they would eat only vegetables henceforth.
The square peg easily fit into the round hole
For the circles no longer are without corners
Travelling to any part of world is no longer a chore
Because countries now have done away with borders.
Tomorrow I saw a squad of pigs flying, dressed in trunks
The cows were chasing and hunting rabbits
The lion was guarding the sheep and was in a funk
And the mice were dining on elephants with bad habits.
When the clock struck thirteen
The children went to sleep
They got up at ninety past nineteen
So that they could to the stars leap
For the stars were rearranging themselves in the sky
In different configurations creating new galaxies
These are the times when you shouldn’t ask why
But enjoy the impossibilities.
#napowrimo #day 22