Dear Cheer Peppers,
What’s all this talk about Nano Poblano?
Why am I hearing about it just now?
Who are these peppers so chatty and cheerful?
Where do I upload my writing, and how?
One post a day for a month – are you crazy?
How can I manage to fit all that in?
What if I’m stranded on some desert island
Or dressing a turkey, or driving? What then?
Do I sound anxious? A bit apprehensive?
Am I afraid I’m not up to the task?
Yes, yes, and yes are my own honest answers
(To say otherwise would be too much to ask.)
Don’t get me wrong, I admire your focus
Your writing commitment is stunning and brave
But me, I’ll admit that I’m often quite scattered
Besides, I don’t think I have that much to say.
But hey, what the heck. I’m a sucker for challenge
Just dare me to do it and do it I’ll try
So I’m dipping my toe in the great Nano River
I’ll sink or I’ll swim but I won’t come out dry.
The water’s refreshing! I feel so much better!
Is that my reflection? And is that a smile?
I’m wading in now on the first of November
Please throw me a pencil; I’ll be here a while.