Sunday, February 19, 2023

recipe for disaster, big city

Rosemary at Poets & Storytellers United would like us to write a recipe poem, last week. Yeah, a week late.

photo by darksouls1 at pixabay

recipe for disaster, big city

one very wrong turn
on one very wet night

one dark alley, dark and smelly
like overnight prawn paste

three big burly thugs shaking
one very frightened guy

oh poor you that bumped into the show
one hasty quiet retreat is



Inspired by Lawrence Ferlinghetti's "Recipe For Happiness Khaborovsk Or Anyplace"

Chaos at the Do Lung Bridge, Apocalypse Now

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2023

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Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Discretion definitely the better!

19 February, 2023 12:54  
Blogger Penelope Notes said...

The mood set by your well-chosen words are a testament to how random ill fate can be.

19 February, 2023 19:23  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Thank you!


Thank you. Ferlinghetti's poem is a great inspiration.

19 February, 2023 21:43  
Blogger Rommy said...

You got the mood perfectly set. But of course I want to know if he makes it out OK.

21 February, 2023 20:31  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Rommy!

I would like to say that he made it. 😁

21 February, 2023 23:17  
Blogger said...

I hope it was a good ending.

25 February, 2023 09:44  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Sara!

I like to think that it is. :)

25 February, 2023 23:11  
Blogger Marja said...

A bad adventure very well written

26 February, 2023 04:08  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Thank you, Marja!

26 February, 2023 13:22  
Blogger Rajani Rehana said...

Super blog

26 February, 2023 23:51  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Rajani! :)

27 February, 2023 14:57  
Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

It reads like the beginning of a thriller. Just the right amount of tension, spookiness, and uncertainty.

I wonder if anyone is going to help the guy... and if he would welcome it.

04 March, 2023 21:47  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

heh.heh.heh. 😁

i will leave that to the reader's imagination. 😁

05 March, 2023 00:03  

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