NaPoWriMo Day 12 – Decaying Momentum

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Decaying Momentum

Another wait-n-see casualty
epitaph-inscribed ellipses
waking-sleep at the wheel
watching his own eclipse
from hermetically-sealed airlock
objects in motion retain commotion
unless acted upon by aging’s gravest drag
and gravity fills complacency’s cavity
feeble Van-Winkle-eyes strain
and fail to read a copious account
of all the proper names
speeding past his
bleeding orbit  
of last gasps
and fading
oxygen
until
there’s
null

But if you move …


Written for NaPoWriMo Day 12 Prompt:

“I’m calling this one “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. A hat tip to Cathy Park Hong for a tweet that pointed me to the science fiction dictionary and to Hoa Nguyen for introducing me to the Classical Dictionary.”

NaPoWriMo Day 12 Prompt

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