I’m grateful for water.

Oops. I owe a poem; I seem to have a day missing. Hehe and I find the Day Twelve NaPoWriMo prompt amusing:

Today’s (optional) prompt is a “replacement” poem. Pick a common noun for a physical thing, for example, “desk” or “hat” or “bear,” and then pick one for something intangible, like “love” or “memories” or “aspiration.” Then Google your tangible noun, and find some sentences using it. Now, replace that tangible noun in those sentences with your intangible noun, and use those sentences to create (or inspire) a poem.


Life is a chemical compound with the chemical formula H2O.

A life molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms

that are connected by covalent bonds.

Life is a liquid at standard ambient temperature and pressure,

but it often co-exists on Earth with its solid state, ice, and gaseous state, steam.


I’m grateful for lemons.


When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

They say. Poor little lemons, so maligned;

Yet sour is a taste, too: intense, evocative.

Health, packaged in sunshine yellow, all piled

In boxes, evergreen, in markets worldwide.


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