It’s No Picnic

picnic on the beach
there’s sand in the sandwiches
flies float in the juice
seagulls circle overhead
we chew with stiff upper lips

Kim M. Russell, 16th May 2019

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My response to Poets United Midweek Motif: Picnic(s)

Susan is our host this week with a challenge that asks us to use sense images to bring a picnic to life in a new poem. I was immediately taken back to childhood days out at the seaside with my grandmother. 

14 thoughts on “It’s No Picnic

    1. You know it so well! Luckily the beaches in North Norfolk are beautiful and six of our local beaches have been awarded blue flags. The sun is shining and it’s starting to get warmer, so I think a beach picnic might be a plan. 🙂


  1. LOL….always lots of sand at the beach – and thankfully, lots of hungry seagulls and ravemns to eat the sandy sandwiches. I wonder if the beach had something to do with naming a sandwich a SANDwich. LOL.

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