For NaPoWriMo, Poetic Asides wanted a brief postcard poem communicating what it is like where you are and to make it personal. So much of what I’ve written lately has been rather dark, it’s time to lighten things up.

by Mike Patrick

It’s hot today, the dogs won’t leave the shade.
Lawn needs mowing, mower’s broke, won’t cut a single blade.
The wife’s gone to visit the air conditioning at her mother’s place.
Cussed me out before she left, said the farm is a disgrace.
Oops, got to go. Things are starting to look up.
The widow next door brought coffee—thought we might . . . share a cup.

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  1. I like the pause in the last line. It adds immensely to the character of the speaker/writer. An interesting and enjoyable poem to read.

  2. vivinfrance says:

    This so much reminds me of Life Gets Tedious, Don’t It (showing my age) – but I love it, specially visiting the air conditioning, and the cheeky ending

  3. Chloe says:

    Fantastic 😀 What a great postcard that would be to receive! lol xx

  4. Tilly Bud says:

    Funny! LoveLine 3.

  5. Linda says:

    Love the breezy manner.

    Check mine out at

  6. earlybird says:

    Love it! particularly the turn at the end!

  7. Marianne says:

    Playful and mischievous! I love the idea of a postcard poem!

  8. Irene says:

    Nice and lighthearted!

  9. ladynimue says:

    haha ! nice !!
    Hope you enjoyed the coffee 🙂

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