Hotel air conditioners are the worst Always on the fritz Give it a little kick That might do the trick Maybe it’s just the economy rooms The ones that I can afford Life of a salesman Death of a salesman Do you want to buy an encyclopedia?
The prompt is “air conditioners are the worst” from Maria Giesbrecht @theguelphpoet on Instagram. April 8, National Poetry Month 2022.
“Shark!” Shouts the pale, floppy tourist as he stumbles to the shore, Followed quickly by several more – Panicking, clamoring, seeking solace sands, Clearly from a landlocked state with no knowledge of the sea – The lifeguard tries to calm the crowd but to no avail – “It’s a dolphin,” he sighs amid the exodus, Drops his hands and stands aside to watch them flail
The prompt is “the exodus” from Maria Giesbrecht @theguelphpoet on Instagram. April 5, National Poetry Month 2022.
Dusty, creaky, ancient But I still got my moves Maybe a little slower My hips don’t lie though Sometimes they cry And maybe I roar like a dinosaur Climbing over the hill Archaeologists think I’m a pretty good find
The prompt is “dancing with a dinosaur” from Maria Giesbrecht @theguelphpoet on Instagram. April 4, National Poetry Month 2022.
Twenty dollar sundress In the second-hand store Ironically sun-faded in the window by the door A little pricey if you ask me Since it’s already seen its heyday, for sure The clerk says no discount though even though I made my case I’m doing it a favor, I say Another day in the sun on a Sunday At the ladies’ luncheon, that’s the place I’ll say grace with one eye open and a smile upon my face
The prompt is “twenty dollar sundress” from Maria Giesbrecht @theguelphpoet on Instagram. April 3, National Poetry Month 2022.