A to Z Challenge Blog NaPoWriMo Poetry

What Really Happened In London

I apologize for the late post but better late than never. Short and quick today.

Blogging A to Z Challenge: letter L; NaPoWriMo challenge: write a dialogue poem. Hopefully, that’s self-explanatory. Hope you like my response. (If you haven’t guessed, I’m a big fan of tongue-in-cheek poetry.)

xo Jesi

 

Libellous Story

By Jessica Scott

 

 

Pussycat, Pussycat,

Where have you been?

 

Oh, god. Not this again.

 

Pussycat, Pussycat,

Where have you been?

 

Fine. Let’s get it over with…

I’ve been to London.

(Except I haven’t-do you know

how long it takes before they’d let me out of quarantine?)

 

Pussycat, Pussycat,

Whom did you see?

 

I saw the freaking Queen.

(Except it was a man in drag,

and it was South Beach, not London.

YOU remember THAT trip, don’t you? Spring Break, wet t-shirt contests?

How many drinks with the little umbrellas did you have?)

 

Pussycat, Pussycat,

What did you do there?

 

-Oh, I frightened a wee mousie under a chair.

(He was delicious, by the way.

Oh. Right. You don’t like it when I play with my food

and then talk about it. But he was fantastic!

Served on a bed of lettuce with that magnificent

lemon garlic butter sauce, and that liver pate on the side with the little crunchy bits.

I thought the chef outdid himself.)

-Where are you going? Are we done? Wait! I”m not finished describing the paté.

What do you think those crunchy bits were? Hello?

Just remember, YOU wanted to play this game.

Jesi Kay
Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

4 Replies to “What Really Happened In London

    1. It was all I could come up with. The idea was that those of us who have pets would die of shame if they could talk. LOL.

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