#NaPoWriMo 2021 Day Twelve

End Game

To avoid an alternate future
Avengers use Pym particles
Shrink to subatomic size
Mirror themselves in past
Grab infinity
Stones and hop back
To present

NaPoWriMo PromptFinally, our prompt (optional, as always). I’m calling this one “Past and Future.” This prompt challenges you to write a poem using at least one word/concept/idea from each of two specialty dictionaries: Lempriere’s Classical Dictionary and the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction. A hat tip to Cathy Park Hong for a tweet that pointed me to the science fiction dictionary and to Hoa Nguyen for introducing me to the Classical Dictionary.

Good afternoon and welcome to day twelve of #NaPoWriMo where I went on a timey-wimey trip. I found the classic dictionary a little difficult to navigate but I’ve played with out of fashion vocabulary before. And more recently used callipygian in a #haikuchallenge tweet.

America’s ass
Let us discuss if it is

So I was thinking about all the timey-wimey fun in End Game. I didn’t get the old vocabulary word into my final poem, but I thought everyone would be interested in my thought process for today’s prompt. And now since it is DEAR day, I should go procrastinate doing housework with more reading.

#ThrowBackThursday Haiku Fun


Disneyland July 2015

Pooh Bear sits between
friends vying to be in charge
before Civil War

The above photo from our trip to Disneyland celebrating Gretchen’s 8th grade graduation popped up in my Facebook memories this morning; I posted it. Then I realized Gretchen was wearing a Captain America t-shirt and I was wearing an Ironman t-shirt. When I logged onto Twitter and saw the #haikuchallenge word is charge, I knew I could have some fun with a throwback haiku. I even made sure to check the photo was taken before the Civil War movie.

Gretchen and I were up bright and early yesterday for her final high school registration. She is all set to begin her senior year. Between her class fees and purchasing her senior yearbook, senior year is already costing Mom and Dad a pretty penny. It’s hard to believe we’ll be looking to celebrate her high school graduation in less than a year.