They found him face down in his kitchen
Previously the fittest sixty year old they’d ever known
Lifeless as a rock
He’d been warned
But sadly, as a professor of literature
At the finest university in Cantabria
He’d conceived of so many different interpretations
That he’d brushed over the literal
As they say in Gibaja
“Muchos poetas mueren de estupidez”
n.b. 1. Title translates as: Never do press ups after porridge.
2. From Gibaja: Many male poets die from stupidity.
www.napowrimo.net Day 22 prompt: Use a saying from another language and culture as the basis for a poem.
22nd April 2020