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NaPoWriMo: Day 7 - Fantastic Voyage

As part of National Poetry Writing Month, I will be writing 30 poems in 30 days. I will try to write one each day, but if I miss a day or two, I will catch up on later days. Sometimes I will be following prompts; while other days will come from my own ideas.

I based today's poem on something I saw on my way to a friend's birthday brunch. The picture shows the mysterious shape, which I interpreted as either floral or spacey.




What Is It?
A mysterious shape dangles near a telephone pole:
Upside-down tulip or rocket blasting off?



Fantastic Voyage

A tulip, spring's sentinel, a bulbous bulb
dangles, tangled in wire. Wilting early
before the swelter; hanging head
above traffic breeze. A sudden blast --
becomes a rocket: the flower a flame,
blue-hot. The cupped leaves,
a rounded capsule, chartreuse
vessel, scuttling skyward.





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