Poem a Day – 29 – Scraping the Bottom…

I’ve committed to writing a poem a day for the month of April as part of National Poetry Writing Month.

29th April

I moved to a new place 3 months ago. Some friends recently came round for the first time.  In Korea, it is traditional to bring toilet paper to a new house – with its endlessly long spool of paper it represents long life, happiness and all things good, or so he told me.

House Warming

Visiting my new place

for the first time

he brought me

a six-pack

of toilet paper.

(It’s traditional

in Korea

apparently)

To help me

get to the bottom of things

wipe away bad memories

see through a tissue of lies

paper over the cracks

begin a new sheet

get on a good roll

help 2 ply a new path

copyright Mike Hopkins 2012
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6 thoughts on “Poem a Day – 29 – Scraping the Bottom…

  1. I love the idea of toilet paper being a gift, and the meaning behind it. Thanks for sharing, even if it is the bottom of your barrel!
    Well done with writing a poem a day for a month too. I’m writing a haiki per day at the moment, aiming for 250.

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