Old Ticket Stub Inquiry
Loosening old ticket stubs
They fall, haphazardly
at our feet…
Semi – half, partial
Formal – a dance or ball
or an evening gown
This raises several questions:
How does one perform a half dance?
Or did one attend this ball in half a dress?
And who or what is a Christmas?
Brittle pages, xanthic with age
Offer a small glimpse into a past life.
There is much to be learned
from these archaic images
at our feet.
NaPoWriMo Prompt – And now for our (optional) prompt, once more taken from our archives! Have you ever heard someone wonder what future archaeologists, whether human or from alien civilization, will make of us? Today, I’d like to challenge you to answer that question in poetic form, exploring a particular object or place from the point of view of some far-off, future scientist? The object or site of study could be anything from a “World’s Best Grandpa” coffee mug to a Pizza Hut, from a Pokemon poster to a cellphone.
Good morning and welcome to day twenty of #NaPoWriMo. This is my second attempt to post. You know this new fangled digital technology doesn’t always work well. This was inspired by an old ticket stub I found last year looking through my journals for a different prompt – Someone I once knew.
A few days ago Gretchen brought up when we went to see the first avengers movie and how she fell asleep. I replied how the reclining seats at Estrella Falls are very comfy. She replied, yeah but we saw the first avengers movie at the Palm Valley cinema; Estrella Falls wasn’t open yet. She tried to prove her point through digital technology and googled it. Except she kept finding the opening times for the present and not when the cinema opened for the first time. So I said, I know where to find the answer. I actually found the paper stub taped into one of my journals and showed it to her. And she was right it was from Palm Valley cinema not Estrella Falls.