National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 23

The napowrimo.net prompt for Day 23 is to ‘write a poem about a particular letter of the alphabet, or perhaps, the letters that form a short word.’ So I went with something I say on a regular basis.

Every word looks strange
if you stare at it long enough
or repeat it often

GIRAFFE
giraffe giraffe giraffe giraffe giraffe

SECURITY
security security security security security

MANIFOLD
manifold manifold manifold manifold manifold

DELIVERABLE
deliverable deliverable deliverable deliverable deliverable

FOOD
food food food food food food

PANDEMIC
pandemic pandemic pandemic pandemic pandemic

OSTRICH
ostrich ostrich ostrich ostrich ostrich

VACCINE
vaccine vaccine vaccine vaccine vaccine

APPRENTICE
apprentice apprentice apprentice apprentice apprentice

PANDA
panda panda panda panda panda

“PRESIDENT”
“president” “president” “president” “president” “president”

(22 April 2020—posted April 23)


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