In November, I plan to write a series of Pleiades. What are the Pleiades, you might ask? It is a poem with a one-word title and seven stanzas. Each of the stanzas has to begin with the same letter as the one-word title. It is not required for the Pleiades to rhyme. I tried my hand with it using the letter A. Therefore, I wrote Pleiades Undertones of J to be posted in November.
I also will be providing NaNoWriMo updates. I’m an overachiever. As 2020 wasn’t a big enough freakshow, I decided to do the 50,000-word challenge again.
(First Pleiades Undertones of J)
Just across the way
Junior needed a place to stash his stuff
Jerk took his case to the city court
Justice told him no, but he was here to stay
Jalopies, old washing machines, and the occasional kitchen sink
Jammed into every knock and cranny causing the block to stink
Just want to say enough is enough
(Second Pleiades Undertones of J)
Judging the roles of the American worker
Jaded differences consisting of power and wealth
Jejune platitudes between essential and stay at home
Jargon of fake praise to make us feel good about risking out health
Janitor takes the risk while the boss id safe under a dome
Jeering about labor costs in this economy
Job vanishes for the janitor and the boss is living large
(Third Pleiades Undertones of J)
Jazz blares from the car radio
Jarring the senses with its beat and its hum
Jubilant to be on the road again
Journey ahead of us with no particular place to go
Jig sawing around corners, racing toward sin
Jet-black the night without a star to magnify the hues
Jittery I settle in for the ride and switch the station to the blues
My computer thought it need to do a two hour update. This cut into my writing time. I did manage to type 1521 for a total of 20040.
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