Today I went with Chris Jarmick’s prompt for Day 24: ‘create a poem primarily made up of just words taken from the book titles you are planning to read.’ Fortunately, I have a lot of books I have yet to read, so this poem is made up of the titles of 22 books. Only my sign-off and the interjection before ‘hope never dies’ are not book titles.
Time is tight—
and twenty-eight minutes.
the funeral makers,
the memory police.
What is all this?
None of my business.
A decent life?
The magical language of others.
This must be the place—
the road to Mars,
hard-boiled wonderland at the end of the world.
Late stories float,
the deeper the water the uglier the fish.
Death by water.
Well, hope never dies.
(23 April 2020—posted April 24)
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