Day 30: But not like that

Poof, just like that and April is gone with the wind and with it my fourth NaPoWriMo. Thank you for spending it together.














Prompt 30: “This prompt challenges you to write a poem in the form of a series of directions describing how a person should get to a particular place.” 

A while ago I saw an online invitation to write a poem with this title and saved it for a special occasion.

Thank you for all your prompts, poems, time and kind words throughout this month. I’m staying right here, not (perhaps) with this many poems but I always have something to show, if nothing else doors on Thursdays. See you next year if not before. Be well, world.

Put the dishes in the dishwasher but not like that

The plastics go up, 
the skillet right here, see?

Don't put a small glass in the corner 
or for some reason it won’t get washed.

Put one pot in the middle 
and then lean the pans against it 
from all sides, like this. 
Water must be able to go around.

Put in all the stuff. 
Who cares if the wood cracks 
or the knives unsharpen.

Don't wait for it to be fully full. 
Run it anyway. 
Life is short.

Use normal salt. 
It’s the same as dishwasher salt, 
only cheaper.

But above all, 
fill it quietly like I am doing it now, 
so that you don’t wake up your love 
who you think is sleeping 
but is actually writing the last poem.

And then run it anyway.

This is how you reach the end of the month. 
And now what?

An assortment of examples of how not to do it from around here. This is Tuscany too.


NaPoWriMo 2021 Button with black background

This day in my NaPoWriMo history (2019):

Bath on the path.  
                      Pack on the back.
                                          Bath on the pack.
                                                               Back on the path.
                                                                                     Pat on the back. 

18 thoughts on “Day 30: But not like that

  1. The dishwasher is still a mystery to me. And now I have a new one to figure out!
    You manage to make even abandoned furniture beautiful.
    I will still be coming around, all year. (K)

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  2. Yaay we made it! Congrats on another NaPo down!

    I don’t have an automated dishwasher. Hubby does do ours more than me, but his standards are not up to mine. Often this girl is too tired to care, though. I do the laundry most of the time 😉

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