For the month of 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 P is Poetry in the Air Autumn 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 is Poetry in the Autumn Air)
Poisoning our collective minds
Positioning us against one another
Parent against child and brother against brother
Precept upon precept
Policy upon policy
Pen to the ink
Platform of inflation deceit
(Second Pleiades is Poetry in the Autumn Air)
Platform of safe decision down below me
Platitudes suspended above my head
Plans made only to be broken
Pieces of me scattered on the ground already dead
Prankster with the subtle lies
Prince of darkness dressed in purple
Package me in pink and poetry
(Third Pleiades is Poetry in the Autumn Air)
People have an aversion to being bounced
Pillar to post and back again
Passionate about wanting things to stay the same
Petulant concerning the ping-pong game
Prideful about maintaining their position
Panicked when hit by a paddle to relay
Position to hold their ground and defend
I typed 1538 words and am now at 33280. It wasn’t a good writing day. I suspect I’m running out of steam before the finish line.
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