alycewilson (alycewilson) wrote,
alycewilson
alycewilson

NaPoWriMo 14: How to Care for a Bunny

For my National Poetry Writing Month poem today, I wrote a "how to" poem, based on the prompt I posted at Wild Violet: NAPOWRIMO 2020 - Prompt 14




bunneh

A bunny drawn with sidewalk chalk



How to Care for a Bunny

Give gentle pats
between the ears, but check first
to find out if today
he is a turtle instead, or a hamster,
or a baby chick. Ask him what bunnies
eat for lunch (a peanut butter
sandwich, with carrots).
Let him drink milk from a straw.

Understand that he will hop
a lot. Or, when he's
a turtle, crawl on the floor
balancing a pillow for a shell.
Or pile blankets into a hamster
nest. And if the days
are long, and you are stuck
inside, for months,
be glad he's not
a dragon, or a shark,
or a honey badger. Never
fierce. Only the tamest,
most playful, soft
things. This is how
he is supposed to be.

- April 14, 2020
Tags: kfp, kung fu panda, napowrimo, napowrimo 2020, parenting, plague diaries, poetry
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments