#837 – Bad Bird Neighbor

Bad Bird Neighbor
Species: North-American Noodge

Trash out the Window

Just open up your window panes
and toss out all your junk.
Eject the refuse and remains:
each pile, each gob, each hunk.
Defenestrate your dross and dreck.
The neighbors won’t seem keen
to see your yard look like a wreck,
but wow, your house is clean!

Special mention goes out to fellow poet, cartoonist and friend, Joe Mohr, who challenged me to use the word “defenestrate” this week. Check out his poems (and buy a copy of his book!) here.

Want to challenge me with a vocabulary word to use in a poem? Contact me or leave a request in the comments below. If I choose your word, I’ll link to your page and twitter account in the post where the word appears!

Author: Samuel Kent

I'm a dad who wants to share his labor of love with the world. I also happen to be an award-winning artist and poet. Follow the lunchbox doodles and poems on twitter: @LunchboxDoodler!

5 thoughts on “#837 – Bad Bird Neighbor”

    1. The word was a challenge either way. It’s one of those terms that without a second line to explain what it means, the definition doesn’t always come through contextually. Usually, the trick is to wrap the word in at least two other words with a similar meaning. With “defenestrate”, you don’t have that luxury so much.

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