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NaPoWriMo21 Day 27: Jabahutchy

A poem based on a new phobia I called Jabahutchy that makes going into kitchens a matter of life and death for some people.

NaPoWriMo21 Day 27 - Jabahutchy

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt challenged me to write a poem inspired by the vivid entries from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. I wrote a poem based on a new phobia I called Jabahutchy that makes going into kitchens a matter of life and death for some people.

Jabahutchy (noun)

1. The sense you have when you walk into any kitchen and one (or all) of the cupboard doors and/or kitchen drawers (especially those with 90-degree corners) are aimed at your eyes and will, at any moment, fly off their hinges or rails to poke you directly in your eye.

2. The sense that you will, without warning, suddenly trip and fall onto these same cupboard doors and/or kitchen drawer corners, poking your eye out.

3. A condition that creates a situation where your eye is in grave peril due to careless friends and family who do not understand how the corners of kitchen cabinet doors and drawers create a special kind of terror for you.

There Lurks the Jabahutchy – A Limerick
Every morning I like to drink coffee,
Yet, in my kitchen lurks The Jabahutchy!
It’s sharp as a knife,
So I will wait for my wife,
Better safe than have my eye get all squashy.

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