Written for Miz Quickly’s November Prompts Day #14 (in the gaps)
he understands most things: that 900 page book on the physics of aerofoils the workings of a train at a glance 745 defining intricacies of rocket engines the impact of Cadbury dairy milk on certain substances how to write a program to solve word puzzles the wilderness of AI how to fix a pen, a leaking roof or a whoopie cushion the relevant stresses on a timber house beam the importance of consistency in dog training how to sew a pagoda roof for the trampoline the best way to explain a maths problem to a 9 year old how to make truly amazing baklava the delicate de-tangling of a gold chain choosing a superb pineapple how to make a power monitor cars, cars, cars the pros and cons of many different political systems and the best way to wrap a snake bandage but there are two things that continue to mystify: the little needle threader on the sewing machine and his wife’s ongoing obsession with coffee but he says every life needs a little magic
4 thoughts on “what mystifies”
Haha! I love the ending.
This is so much fun!! I love every line.
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This is maybe the best list poem I have ever seen, if I may call it that. I love how you start out with all the technical trade stuff that most people don’t know, and then suddenly there’s a whoopee cushion. That actually made me laugh out loud. This man you describe is certainly a kind of Renaissance Man, a jack of all sports of trades, but as you say, a person needs a little mystery (and maybe poets need a lot of it, and coffee.) So well done.
By the way, the shoe is now firmly on the foot because when I tried to link your blog to the blogroll on my sidebar, it didn’t work. I can’t get qbit’s to work, either. But what I am going to do is to follow you on WP so I can find you more easily. 😉
*sorts, not sports