Waiting for the Prompt

Waiting for the Prompt

This poem is sort of slapdash, for the prompt came in too late.
By the time that it was posted, I was running for the gate.
I had to grab my car keys and then the birthday cake,
lock up after the painters and one more phone call make.

It was my neighbor’s birthday. We were going out to lunch
and to hear some mariachis with a most congenial bunch.
We feasted on tamales and chiles en nogada
in between our lively rounds of “Yada, yada, yada.”

Movies, books and U.F.O.’s were topics of our pleasure,
and then of course some politics were thrown in for good measure.
All in all a lovely time with friends, music and food,
and a few rounds of tequila to lighten up our mood.

When I got home, I checked it out, but still no prompt was posted.
and that is why, my friends, the tardy prompter’s being roasted.
“Prompt” means “on time,” I think that we all have to agree.
So I find the fact it’s “late” to be the final irony!


(All meant in good fun.) The RDP prompt today, too late to be in my combined poem, was “slapdash.”  Here is their link: https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/09/15/rdp-saturday-slapdash/

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

8 thoughts on “Waiting for the Prompt

  1. MNL

    Just an FYI (but no excuse) it was about 8am my time when I posted the slapdash. I usually post prompts between 3am – 4am if I am up (insomnia). If I go to bed before 2am, I do the prompt after I wake up. Scheduling doesn’t work for me on rdp. When i did it before, it posted early on Friday evening, though the prompt was set Saturday morning. I got a quick email from someone that time so I took the post off and manually rereleased in the Saturday AM. Now, I stick to manually release. So anytime you see the Saturday prompt “late” in your timezone, it means I went to bed before 2am and I posted it in the morning Since I am in Arizona, I have a later timezone than the East Coast. Most times tho, it’ll be between 3am-5am as I struggle with insomnia which is good for East Coast folks and Europeans.

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