Pleiades is Poetry in the Autumn Air


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

NaNoWriMo update

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.

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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