A Watched Pot: NaPoWriMo 2018, Friday the 13th.

A Botched Pot 
Why does a watched pot never boil?
A failure to ignite the coil?
Failure to put the water in?
That’s how such pithy sayings begin.
Their logic, though, I fear is thin
when they say watching is the sin.
He who tries to pass the buck
by quoting this is out of luck.
His gig is up. He’s surely caught.
‘Twas inattention botched the pot.

The NaPoWriMo prompt today:  write a poem in which the words or meaning of a familiar phrase get up-ended.

8 thoughts on “A Watched Pot: NaPoWriMo 2018, Friday the 13th.

  1. Pingback: NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo 2018 – Day 13 – “Going To Seed” by David Ellis | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

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