November Poem-a-Day: Day 7

Writer’s Digest prompt: For today’s prompt, write a compulsion poem. On Sundays in autumn, I often feel a compulsion to check how my fantasy football team is doing over and over again. When I was younger, I often felt a compulsion to play Tetris–something about stacking up all those lines. I still often feel compelled to break into song while I make the kids’ lunches each morning before sending them off to school. Maybe your compulsion is writing poems!


Licker problem

She circles us on the bed
Unable to be still in daylight
Reaching with anteater tongue
To touch nose or chin again, again.

Tired and lacking coffee
We resist the best we can
But she has a number to reach
How many licks does it take?

She circles around again
And finds a weaker spot
I giggle in delighted defeat
As she makes each one count.

~ Liesl Dineen 2014

What do you think?

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