National Poetry Writing Month 2021, Day 12: A logical extrapolation

My Day 12 poem is my response to the prompt, which involves writing a poem using at least one word/idea/concept each from Lempriere’s Classical Dictionary and the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction. I chose ‘Lusitania’ from the former and ‘completist’ from the latter. 

The completist view
is always that of ‘just one more’

but ‘just one more’
leads to ‘and one more after that’

The chain continues

until James Cameron
makes Titanic

and goes on
to further explore
the ocean depths

If he ever turns his gaze
to Lusitania
or the Bermuda Triangle

he may never
return from the sea

(11 April 2021 — posted April 12th)



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