Saturday, April 8, 2017

National Poetry Month Day Eight


Prompt:  Write a poem that uses one of the following as a first line. “Because the earth’s axis is tilted by 23½ degrees…” or “Because the sun will fade into a in a billion years…”  or  “Because only 59% of the moon’s surface is visible from Earth…” Allow your poem to be cosmic and galactic but include a few ordinary household items.


A Great Disturbance in the Force

“Because the Earth’s axis
is tilted by 23½ degrees
and I didn’t allow for it.”
That’s what my dorky brother said
When his toy rocket
shot into the chicken coop
and one of the chickens landed
in the cow trough
so the cow jumped the fence
and ran through the garden
tipping over the wheel barrow;
scaring the cat
so she jumped on the dog
then they ran through
the clothesline
and pulled down the sheets
which surprised me
and I stepped on my hat
and kicked the dog
and got in trouble.
Then Mom assigned me
To clean the bathrooms.