Week 14- Heather Ouellette-Cygan

Posted: July 4, 2011 in Heather Ouellette-Cygan, Week 14

The reason I’ve been a little behind with posting my submissions is that I’ve been participating in the National Writing Project in New Hampshire’s Summer Invitational Institute. It’s keeping me very busy but also giving me lots of opportunity to write. I’ve written well over 150 pages in just under three weeks.

 

The following submission came out of an activity that we did with Beckie, a fabulous first grade teacher, who took us through an exercise that she does with her students. The activity led to “list poems”.  Here is mine.

 

Things to Expect When You Have Cats

 

Grisly mouse murders on the dinning room rug,

Felines with attitudes, acting real smug,

Pet hair on your favorite pants,

Crunchy, spilled kibbles covered in ants.

 

Vet bills, rabies shots, and amputated tails,

And a snuggling cure for all else that ails.


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