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For NaPo 21: Overheard

 

Today’s suggestion from NaPoWriMo.net is one I’ve been waiting for.

About three weeks ago I passed a couple in the grocery. What caught my ear tickled–and fascinated–me enough to send me into my bag for a pen and something to write on.

 

On Not Teaching History As Cause And Effect

(Man on cell phone:
We’re gonna go fight now. Talk to you later.)

Discord down the cereal aisle
matures between Vidalias and boneless,
skinless breasts. We’re going to need eggs.
You said brown? What follows the caesura
isn’t eggs, or butter, but tricolor koi.

 

 

 

(Images from the Met Museum, thanks to The Public Domain Review )

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