Paula’s Prompts: Wednesday Words

On April 7, 2021, P.T. Wyant posted at ptwyant.com a Wednesday Words prompt involving a duck, a bucket, and a headache.

This poem was the result…

He watches the ducks float by on the pond

Tucking in his legs and tail

Maintaining an absurdly duckish posture

They quack in his general direction

Mocking his mockery

He lets out a low, shrill hiss

Maybe it’s meant to be threatening 

He sounds like a tea kettle boiling over

Until he loses interest

Finds himself distacted by a bucket

Half-empty buckets are a terrible temptation

He nudges it with his paw

I barely rescue it and its contents in time

Now he’s sniffing at my teacup

Nudging the saucer with his nose

Getting honey on his whiskers

Ready to bat my water glass with his paw

He’s giving me a headache

Yet I can’t imagine life without him

The streaking furry presence

With a curious paw in everything. 

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