Poem of the Day


Portrait of a Puddle

I can tell you about the weather.

Am I growing or shrinking?


I can show you how a paper boat floats,

and be a mirror for your smiling face.


I can be a drink for a thirsty bird,

or a short slurp for a cat on the prowl.


I can annoy new shoes,

but splashing gum boots love me.


I can be a short stay hostel

for tadpoles or mozzie larvae.


I can be temporary and tempting.


I have possibilities and potential.


I am a puddle.


Pat Simmons
  • Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #11