“not that simple”

Written for:  The Twiglets #169 – “not that simple”

It is just not
that simple
to explain

Do not pretend
that you don’t know
how to vacuum. You are
not that simple.

birds gather twigs, sticks
scurry back and forth to build nest
not a simple task

There once was a braggart from Upstate
who swore he could lift heaviest weights.
He challenged Joe Temple
but it was not simple,
Joe, ex-pro, outdid braggart who swooned in a faint.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to “not that simple”

  1. Misky says:

    The vacuum stanza nearly made me laugh out loud.


  2. Jules says:

    I know how to vacuum… I just would rather not…
    Enjoyably Limerick… I’ve been a tad distracted with family matters.
    Just found out our Stay-Put has been extended to April 30.

    Stay safe!


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