Dec 16, 2012


Once again Tess intrigues our Muse with this photograph by Andy Magee

My folks said "Let's go for a run!"
But a run in the rain?- that's no fun.
Now they've left me alone
and I've no mobile phone
and I'm wondering when
I will see them again
or will a big tow-truck come,
fix a chain to my bum
haul me off to the pound
where I'll just lie around
till I'm turned all to rust.
That would be most unjust!
A car is for life, not for Christmas!

For more responses to the prompt follow this link.

Dec 9, 2012

Mappa Mundi

For Mag 147, Tess prompts us via her rear-view mirror . . .

The lady is looking her best
dressed in her cartographer's vest.
If her haute couture map
is an all-around wrap -
imagine her American Midwest!

Many more Mag entries, most of which have considerably more literary merit, are to be found HERE.


Dec 2, 2012

Mercy! Mercy!

        "Object to be Destroyed" by Man Ray

I'm a beat-keeper still in my prime.
Destroying me would be a crime!
Here'e a much better way
to honour Man Ray -
Call me "Keeping One Eye on the Time."

Tess urges us to "Keep up with the band, you lot" with her prompt for Mag 146.