Spit up, or: Swallow

A limerick

You'll have big shoes to fill, big sis said,
Coaching him for toddler years ahead;
Be sure to spit up mashed peas
With each burp, cough, and sneeze...
But- he forgot, swallowed, and cooed instead!

What do you see prompt? (#WDYS)

This limerick is my response to Sadjeโ€™s WDYS prompt this week, which is to write a piece inspired by the above image (by Joshua Clay) of two young children sitting together. The older child has her arm around the shoulders of the younger one. The kids appear to be sitting by the waterโ€™s edge.


Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

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