National Poetry Writing Month 2023, Day 1

Starting out with a short, simple, descriptive poem, based on the Day 1 prompt at The book cover I chose is Tales from the cafe (original Japanese title: この嘘がバレないうちに), by Toshikazu Kawaguchi.


Every clock on the wall
shows a different time.

Next to the empty chair
the cat sits, patiently.

(31 March 2023—posted 1 April 2023)

P.S. – Interestingly enough, the cover of the Japanese book, while otherwise the same, has no cat…




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  1. Well, with a cat having 9 lives to live, he’s probably in alternate universes all at once. Only occasionally in its owner’s time. Interesting. Loved reading this. “The cat sits, patiently.”Loved thanks.

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