NaPoWriMo: Day 12 (Ancient and Future)


Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  “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.

Ancient and Futures

Oh, snap.
The ancient tweet battle began
He had to wait till the second edition
To burn these so-called Gentlemen

The print’s too small they cried
It hurts my eyes
It’s now impossible
To define ‘Metilii’

Not intended for extended perusal
A reference of all things ancient
I suppose it was folly of me
To list that in the fine print

So, wait two hundred years, you’ll have your wish
Be forewarned you’ll waste your time
Scrolling through a myriad of
Funny animal videos online

Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of four books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and The View from Here, his first science fiction novella.

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