It's Poetry Monday, and this week's topic is ..... RELATIVES.
, and me in tackling this topic. You can leave your poem in the comments, or post on your own blog; if you do the latter, please leave a note in the comments so we can find your poem. Use the topic or choose another - the intention is to have fun and exercise our brains.
Eagle-eyed readers might note that I've made a change to my Profile in the right sidebar. I've finally put into actual words
the expectation I've always had in my head
about comments here, including poems submitted for Poetry Monday. No more mind-reading required :)
On to the main event!
It was only a couple of weeks ago that we had the topic "connections" and I apologize to participants for suggesting "relatives" for this week because it is so similar.
It was unintentional -- chosen without remembering the previous topic.
It hit me about a day later what I had done, and I've been struggling all week (as you may have, too) to come up with a different angle to write about.
And thus we come to Sunday evening, the pressure is on, and I am still racking my brain.
I have already fallen down several internet rabbit holes, including articles about our relatives the monkeys (who share about 93% of human DNA), the chimps and bonobos (who both share almost 99% of human DNA), great apes, lesser apes, Curious George, prehensile tails, why macaques might have better dental hygiene than some of us do
, and . . . procrastination, because by now that
topic seems like a better fit, and the "rules" for Poetry Monday, such as they are, allow for choosing a different topic. But it feels like that would be a stinking, low-down, rotten thing to do when it's my choice of topic to start with :)
So, I am resorting to my usual trick when the ideas won't come -- writing a very
short poem with the hope that I can find at least one tiny nugget of truth and convey it.
And Now I Bequeath It To My Offspring
I don't know just how
I acquired my chin
But the blame for my nose
Falls fully on my kin
And now, in honour of the first "angle" I was exploring for this week, I offer you some funnies with our simian friends in them . . .
My personal favourite this week :)
Next week's topic will be ......BLUE.
Have a good week, my friends!