Written for: Poetic Asides #377 – For today’s prompt, take the phrase “An Unsuitable (blank) for (blank),” replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new the phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem.
Where are your croquet
mallets asked Alice,
and those creatures are certainly
not croquet balls.
Despite shape assumed
by beset upon hedgehogs,
they cannot roll into
an effective circle.
Using flamingoes as mallets
is preposterous, said Alice.
How would you like being
held with your neck upside down?
Hedgehogs argued, and ran away
each time a flamingo was swung.
There are simply no rules, Alice said.
Red Queen replied, ‘off with her head’.