NaPoWriMo Day 24


Today’s prompt is to write a poem in which you describe something with a hard-boiled simile.

Poky Pest

I must be tasty
judging by the mosquito 
penetrating my arm
like a jackhammer

leaving me itchy
as a flea-infested mongrel

buzzing past my ear
whining like 
a World War I biplane

I want to smash you to oblivion
like a wrestler in stretchy pants
piledriving an opponent

you’re fragile as gossamer
yet you purvey misery
like a miser


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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