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NaPoWriMo 2.3: A Charm Against Losing It

Ding! Ding!

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt was to write a charm against something. And today’s 52 prompt was to write about losing something.

So – having recently been in a pharmacy – here is my curious prompt-fusion poem. It is, I realise now, perhaps a sister poem to one from NaPoWriMo last year – The Pies of Awareness – which could be the metaphysical bakery next door to the location this poem takes place in (or rather, doesn’t – or only does metaphysically).

Apparently this year I’m all about poems with a shop theme – maybe I’ll produce a whole High Street of metaphysical shopfronts in a collection…Hmm…

A Charm Against Losing It

As Spoken by Debonair MetaPharmasista, Crisby LeFross

Ding! Ding! Enter my Pharmacie, wherein

You seek – yes? – the absent medicine

Of moments missed by blinking eyes

Ideas to furnish thin grey skies

With Siamese Magpies.  Have a seat.

Take a load off those full-time feet.

Remove your shoes, your toes replete

On my laminate of real summer-park grass.

In one deep breath, I’ll (with a curtsey) pass

Across the counter’s telescopic glass

Your beaming, blank prescription.

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