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NaPoWriMo 24: When It Rains

My second poem today is based on today's Wild Violet prompt, to write a poem based on a saying or idiom: NAPOWRIMO 2020 - Prompt 24




robot

Colorful plastic robot built with marble tubes



When It Rains

Bleary day, pushing our free time
inside (like our work time
and sleep time). When it rains,
we pour plastic tubes
from a box onto the floor.
Construct a robot
of blue, red, yellow and white.
Plunk metal marbles
into his head
to watch them race
through his internal
channels, betting
on which exit the ball
will take. Through left
or right foot, or through
the clear arms, stiff
at his sides. No sporting event
has ever thrilled us so.
We cheer and cackle
as we run these
random possibilities,
again and again. A race
of silver wonder,
wobbling back and forth
to an outcome
we cannot predict.

- April 24, 2020
Tags: kfp, naporwimo 2020, napowrimo, plague diaries, toys
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