by Roland King
That moment you realize you have one
|First I feel a rain drop on my nose.
That seems natural enough with it raining outside
while I lay in a dreamlike state in bed.
Then the little voice of logic speaks:
“It doesn’t rain in bed dum dum.”
Eyes shoot open.
Sheets flipped away.
Nearly knock the lamp over trying to turn it on.
I see a small puddle on the bed and
feel even more wetness on my face.
I look up.
Gigantic waterspots of varying darknesses
stare back at me from the ceiling.
I scramble for the door to head upstairs and
offer the warning that there is a leak.
Before I do I hear an ominous crack.
In the space of a second that it takes
to turn around, a bathtub falls through the ceiling
and lands on my bed.
At first I am horrified, then as I look I laugh
as it sort of looks like a cow laying on my bed.
I fancy it talks to me,
“Mooooooo. Hey buddy. Yooooooou’ve got a big problem.”
Written for "Promptly Poetry Challenge" week 33
Prompt: Take the phrase "Big (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase of your choosing.Make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.
Examples: "Big Bad Wolf," "Big Problem," "Big Top," "Bigger Boat."
Think big with this one!