The Perk of Sardines (NaPoWriMo #1)

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Yes I realize this is supposed to be mackerel, but the design is so cute! Posted by Deborah Upton Savedoff on Pinterest

From a hardy thermos to keep droopy eyelids from shutting,

Sips strong hot tea while moving to the back of the bus on feet dragging. Because

of last night’s agonizingly late crunch.

Piecing together a presentation the boss wanted this morning
Announced nonchalantly without the slightest warning –

life is hard. But 

there are grilled sardines for lunch.

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The last two lines are from “Saudade” by Andrew Johnston as given to me by the Bibliomancy Oracle – a magical  generator of literary wisdom. I was feeling quite stressed out at the time, so this response made me smile. I’ve never actually eaten sardines, but I’m curious to try…

Thanks for reading,
thebookybunhead

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4 responses to “The Perk of Sardines (NaPoWriMo #1)

  1. I like this, especially the couplet about the boss. Touches a nerve!

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