Invent

Griffin

To Invent this Morning

1.
Skidamarink-tuned ditty
about minty dentures
to awaken my bride.

 

2.
Fresh blueberry, rice,
and canned venison
breakfast for my dog.

 

3.
Banana, peanut butter,
coconut milk, and bacon
smoothie for me.

 

4.
New whistle to interrupt
my dog’s snow graffiti
ritual near the house.

 

5.
Shower-steamed mirror
doodle of a swanlike man
juggling top hats.

 

(Source: “To Invent This Morning”, 40×41: Midlife Crisis Postponed)

 

How about that? A lobotomizing kiddy ditty, dentures, bacon and dog pee all wrapped up in a tidy list poem. Doggy doodles… Not bad for for Monday morning. What will you invent this morning?

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