Today's prompt was to write a to-do list from an unusual character.
My first choice was a cat, then went for this!
The Poet’s To-Do List
Stare nonchalantly out window, trying
to describe the exact blue of the sky.
Move a comma to and fro; replace with a semi-colon.
Backspace and delete. White page afterglow.
Reflect on the futileness of existence
juxtaposed with the beauty of a leaf.
Stagger muse-less to the kitchen,
consider anchovies on toast.
Shuffle through the 3pm doldrums,
do what you think poets should do at this time
and imbibe an espresso macchiato.
Shimmy when a word strikes the subconscious
like light hitting a sun catcher:
phantasmagoria, spectrum, heliotrope
bouncing rainbows across the room.
Delight in the quiddity of objects -
violet and elderflower gin bottle, floral china teacup,
verdigris watering can, smoothness of a spoon.
Wrestle thoughts onto page like a child
catching butterflies; grasp an idea like an eel
slippery and electric, crackling in an undercurrent whirlpool.
Colour-code emotions. Translate into wordy overflow.
Toast the dusk with a haiku kiss.
Worship at the silver light of a crescent moon.
Revel in the heightened feeling,
the fire-branding of words across a day
that blaze and blaze.