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So it’s the second day of NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) with the challenge being to write a poem a day for 30 days! Apples and Snakes are offering a daily prompt. Here’s my response to today’s, which was to write a poetic autobiography, in just six lines!


Did I start on that raft in an African lake where hippy trail

travelling cad, my dad, spotted mum’s younger version? Or

was I begun long before when my dutch great grandfather

met his Indonesian wife? Are these wandering roots the reason

I see the whole world as my home? I too wander, often alone,

imagining beginnings and what might come next, if I let it.