NaPoWriMo – Prose Poetry – April 16, 2016

- Albert Finch

Knobby kneed she’s not –  notice
the shapely curve of leg and thigh.
When one thinks of a skeleton in the closet,
One doesn’t expect this .. rather fleshy isn’t it?
Sam’s wife is sitting in the living-room,
(She’s just come back home unexpectedly).
He called me on the phone – asked me over …
I popped in without hesitation.
My apartment door is in front of theirs.
Now how do I get her out … amazing, Meredith
Hasn’t caught on yet … but then, he was wise –
He didn’t take her into their marriage bed!
She’s nearly dressed …
We’re ready to leave the guest room –
I explain my plan then I go ahead of her …
“Mere and Nadine – come here onto the terrace,
Let’s have a glass of wine.” he says.
“Fine!” I reply, thank heaven’s he’s got some brains.
Meredith sits with her back to the door.
The young women streaks through the room
And out the door she runs.
How is it that it doesn’t slam – a miracle I suppose.
I feel clammy – what one doesn’t do for a childhood friend.
Meredith rubs her knee against mine …
Now this is a different cup of tea,
She’s come home early to be with me.

© G.s.k. ‘16

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Peril of a Blatherskite – Nonet Poem – March 24, 2016

Week 102


We struggle with that blatherskite, Mike,
For hard-earned ephemera peace,
(Yes, an addictive nostrum
He carelessly disturbs)
“Just rigor mortis,
Will bring relief!”
Said Johnson:
“Kill him –


Said I,
“How absurd!
Is far, far too much!”
I’ve found the solution,
For Mike’s irritating style,
Tonight I must decide to act,
Before Johnson takes the poor guy out!

© G.s.k. ‘16


Nonet ~ a poem of nine lines and a syllable pattern of 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, with rhyme optional

1.Struggle 2. Blatherskite (a person given to voluble, empty talk. nonsense; blather.) 3. Ephemera (anything short-lived or ephemeral. ephemera, items designed to be usefulor important for only a short time, especially pamphlets, notices, tickets, etc.) 4. Careless 5. Addictive 6. Nostrum (a medicine sold with false or exaggerated claims and with no demonstrablevalue; quack medicine. a scheme, theory, device, etc., especially one to remedy socialor political ills; panacea. a medicine made by the person who recommends it. a patentmedicine.) 7. Terminate 8. Rigor Mortis 9. Notify 10. Decide 11. Concave 12. Episodic

Just 11 of the words used – I couldn’t work Concave in.

Wordle #102 “March 21, 2016”