Anticipating Mayhem

I think someone sabotaged my clock; moved it ahead an hour, when I wasn’t looking. It was 7:00pm just five minutes ago, wasn’t it? Fine, so it wasn’t. I still think time is messing with me…

For day 25 of NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, Write a poem that lets us glimpse into how you ready yourself before facing known troubles, and what you do to cope once mayhem has done its thing.


* Leave a link to your poem, as a comment. Include the title of your entry, and the direct link to your post. Example: “NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015”: Visit other Wicked Darlings and comment on their yum. They might visit you (it’s polite).

* If you use this prompt, please link it to your post. And if you are feeling extra delicious, link your poem to the main entry. Show others where to go. Spread the word. Linking back to the source… might make you on time, um… next time you are running late.

White Rabbitby Simona Cordero

Two plus Two Equals almost Four Blooms

When manmade Ragnarök swallowed Thunder and ate Old One-Eyed, the Trickster turned into Oil and Gold Alchemist Almighty. For centuries, belief was his. Homo sapiens prayed him Supreme. By the end of his first era, OG2A was calculated profit from oil-filled bladder to gold-stiffed hair tips. Then his absolute math began to wane… OG2A ran to his lab, filled five beakers with himself, and “Thank me, all is well!” until the fifth… He tried and tried and the results couldn’t be fixed: all seemingly complex equations remained true, but the most basic two plus two (defied him) and equaled almost four blooms.

alchemy of trees;
belief turns oil into gold…
Nature’s chaos rose

Process Note: I couldn’t decide between basing today’s poem on Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, or on the “Unsubmissive Plant”, by Remedios Varo. So… I decided to go with both.

for NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, Day 24 – Art Speaks to Art: Base a poem on a piece by one of your favorite artists.

The Unsubmissive Plant, by Remedios Varo“Unsubmissive Plant”, by Remedios Varo