#NaPoWriMo 2018 Day Thirteen

String attached too short
Brim over with confidence
Giant explosion

NaPoWriMo Prompt  And now for our prompt (optional, as always!), drawn from a suggestion provided in Lorber’s interview. Today, we challenge you to write a poem in which the words or meaning of a familiar phrase get up-ended. For example, if you chose the phrase “A stitch in time saves nine,” you might reverse that into something like: “a broken thread; I’m late, so many lost.” Or “It’s raining cats and dogs” might prompt the phrase “Snakes and lizards evaporate into the sky.” Those are both rather haunting, strange images, and exploring them could provide you with an equally haunting, strange poem (or a funny one!)

Good evening and welcome to day thirteen of #NaPoWriMo. Friday the 13th! I know what you’re thinking, she is playing with the phrase, No strings attached. Well not exactly. Gretchen read Hamlet in AP English earlier this year and I had to explain the term, hoisted by his own petard. My poem didn’t really go anywhere this morning before work; then I was busy remote reading and after that I had to take a computer break. The #haikuchallenge word today is giant; I decided to catch two birds with one stone. And now I can’t seem to stop coming up with idioms.


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