#NaPoWriMo 2021 Day Twenty Five

Masked and Ready to Go

Second Shot

My shot
Stop virus spread
Auspicious occasion
Help create herd immunity

NaPoWriMo Prompt Our prompt for today (optional, as always) is to write an “occasional” poem. What’s that? Well, it’s a poem suited to, or written for, a particular occasion. This past January, lots of people who usually don’t encounter poetry got a dose when Amanda Gorman read a poem at President Biden’s inauguration. And then she followed it up with a poem at the Superbowl (not traditionally an event associated with verse!) The poem you write can be for an occasion in the past or the future, one important to you and your family (a wedding, a birth) or for an occasion in the public eye (the Olympics, perhaps?).

Good morning and welcome to day twenty five of #NaPoWriMo. Today’s special occasion – this afternoon I’m off to get my 2nd shot of the Moderna vaccine. It’s an auspicious occasion worthy of a poem.

Other occasion poems – 8th grade graduation

Twentieth Wedding Anniversary

My Dad’s 70th Birthday

And last week marked thirty years since Shawn and I started dating and in less than six months we’ll be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary another occasion I’m sure I’ll commemorate in a poem. But for now I’ll be headed off to my local grocery store pharmacy for shot number 2 and if you don’t see a poem from me tomorrow you’ll know I’m probably not feeling well.

Covid Journal – One Year and Counting

There is an online archive collecting stories about The Year of the Plague. It’s an interesting site to peruse and you may want to add your own story. This year has been somewhat easy on me; I never really stepped out of my house too often and on the plus side with all the virtual events I can go places and see people I didn’t have the opportunity to do before and all from the comfort of my home.

Yesterday after watching the Star Trek First Contact Day events and after cooking dinner (I figured homemade pizza would be appropriate) I attended the first Micropoetry Monday poetry reading. They had a great lineup of poets and I learned a couple new things. If you can, check out the reading next week – not sure how the pop-up readings work. But the link to the Monday readings are on the rinky dink press website.