Cat food

Sugary childrens’ cereal

shaped like stars

the colour of Mars

(planet not the bars)

so different to

breakfasts of ours

back so many years

may as well have a nibble

OH NO it’s kibble

so embarrassing!

will never tell this thing


it has a funny ring

Ok, make it sing

wake up kids, do

Nana ate cat food!

Day 17: write a poem re-telling a family anecdote that has stuck with you over time.

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Cat image: Daria Nepriakhina via



My little paws take flight

Skitter over the websites

Like a cat that stepped in honey

Was I trying to be funny?

Tacky, messy, inconsistent

Praise, rage, happy, malcontent

No matter how you scrub

Those words stick in the slub

Staining the online Eden

But then, who’s even reading?