Behind the 8 Ball

My phone beep beep boop boops –
Another missive from the muse:
“Wake up sleepyhead!”
What sort of being inhabits the hoodoo,
insisting on poems before coffee!?

Rude little rabbit, gnawing on word salads,
rooting up turnips au poivre,
carrots, not karats our reward –
punctuation like scat
across my screen.

My therapist – with his rabbit face –
asks "And how do you feel about that?"
I say I'm still stewing,
my skin turned inside out.
Does every cloud have a fur lining?

Spirit, what do you want to tell me?
The net has a quiz to find my spirit guide.
Without question this morning
it’s a

Miz Quickly


  1. barbcrary says:

    Too cute. Does every cloud have a fur lining? I wish I could channel your inner whimsy or your apparent ability to poetize pre-coffee.

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  2. Ron. says:

    Sluggishism is rampant here, too; I gotta go and coil up the garden hose, put it in the garage before it freezes sold. Oy. Thanks.

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  3. barbara_y says:

    Don’t sleep with your phone. Back in my day they were attached to the wall. That’ll keep varmints out of your bed.

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    1. qbit says:

      Wahahaha! Indeed.


  4. Debi says:

    Communication with an irritating voice.

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  5. whimsygizmo says:

    Oh my gosh, I love this. I was a slug yesterday. Today I’ve somehow graduated to snail. (This was true before I read your poem, and even funnier now.) 😉

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    1. qbit says:

      BTW, appreciate if you give a read of something I wrote a few years ago, only just got around to posting. I know we are all inundated with poems to read in Nov., but for sure one of my betterish efforts:


  6. your muse is a bit of a nudge

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  7. Jules says:

    Quiclky beeps? I generally work with the sound off on my PC. So I don’t hear notifications. And even though I’ve got me one of the newer smart phones…I keep it off when I don’t need it. And don’t do any communtiy work on it either. One net access is enough.

    Get a coffee pot with a timer, so when you wake your brew’ll be ready… for Wabbits! 😀

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  8. Shawna says:

    “punctuation like scat
    across my screen” … awesome

    I’m so glad you’re doing this November thing. I’m really enjoying your creativity.

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