NaPoWriMo Day Three: Freestyle


by ARHuelsenbeck

a squirrel scampering


Photo by Jaël Vallée on Unsplash

with a pearl pampering
all the while tampering
clamoring and bantering

despite a verbal deferral, Matsuya
got himself stationed in Fallujah
he won’t be making any moolah
all he be doin’ is sayin’ boo-ya
if he come home, Mama say

when he cut the cord umbilical
he thought he’d reached the pinnacle
instead he fallen
to the bottom
of his proverbial autumn
not to be critical
or overly political
the flower he de-blossomed
was all but forgotten
until she became hysterical
what an intricate predicament
that required a fine instrument
to extricate the excrement
increment by increment
and fashion something infinite
to be marketed by a syndicate

I always wanted to learn to skate
but sketchily I procrastinate
another place, another space
skating becomes my specialty
skating is my identity
essentially becomes my face
too late and vanishes without a trace

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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