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crumpled, Pollocked
in my pocket
containing your last words

#NaPoWriMo day 29, another elevenie. Off prompt because I wrote this one ahead, today is a travel day. The prompt is to use a word from your favourite poem as a starting point. I’ll be spending the rest of my day wondering if I have a favourite poem 🙂 Feel free to leave your favourite as a comment if you want to inspire me. English, Dutch and German are all welcome. I think Holly mcNish might be my favourite poet. Fresh, sharp, relevant, great sense of humour, and fabulous poetry.

I will be queen no more

I will be queen no more

Today I’ll ab
______________ di
I’ll pass my throne to
the next generation

My hair grows thinner
and it takes more and more hairspray
to keep my crown in place

My neck will be happy
to be relieved of it’s burden
Off they go
these crown jewels

Today I’ll ab
My son will step

My people will have to get used
to a king
(a horse a horse)

I will have to get used
to what?
I don’t know yet

I will be a queen no more
I’m still a princess
no more, no less

(My prompt is an historical event: the abdication of the queen of the Netherlands today, who has reigned for 33 years, following up her mother and grandmother. Her son has stepped in her shoes and onto the throne today.)