Today is Day 25 of NaPoWriMo and I’m starting to crumble beneath the piles of unsorted clothes (easy enough to put them in the washing machine) papers on the table (including poem acceptance) and an unkempt, neglected house. So today is also cleaning and tidying day. My time for poetry is severely restricted. I do have a certain level of tolerance but it has long been passed.
‘Using the recipe format, insert your own instructions for something completely different’, wrote Jill at Read Write Poem. I wish I knew more about what was going on under the bonnet of my car but this is just bizarre…
How to Detox your Car
Place the engine, together with the spark plugs and fan,
in a very large saucepan.
Add some engine oil and bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for fifteen minutes until
the spark plugs are tender.
Season with laughter and freshly ground good humour.
Drizzle with green credentials.
Liquidise in a blender or food processor.
Follow this recipe carefully to do your bit
for the environment.
(Recipe taken from Carol Vorderman: Detox for Life)