NaPoWriMo Day 24, 2022

Photo by Enrico Mantegazza via Unsplash

Today’s prompt challenges us “to channel your inner gumshoe, and write a poem in which you describe something with a hard-boiled simile. Feel free to use just one, or try to go for broke and stuff your poem with similes till it’s . . . as dense as bread baked by a plumber, as round as the eyes of a girl who wants you to think she’s never heard such language, and as easy to miss as a brass band in a cathedral.” (Full NaPoWriMo post available here.)

Back from the longest trip and scrambling my brain to come up with hard-boiled similes. The billy goats is the best I could do. Not sure I have an inner gumshoe to channel, but if it matters, I used the title of a legal drama I absolutely adore as my title.

PS–The posted draft has expired, but here are some more photos from Prague, taken this April (2022).

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  1. Evocative as ever. To me, the ending reads as the beginning of the story about why things are no longer the way they were “In the beginning” – coming full circle, in this sense. Deliberate Biblical connotation there? A really mysterious and absorbing piece.

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    1. Thank you, Alana–I really appreciate your commentary.🙏💜🍃 To answer your question, the Biblical connotation wasn’t deliberate, though the slaughter of a lamb, of course, seems to allude to that. It’s the Orthodox Easter today and where I come from people eat lamb on Easter, so that’s been on my mind. I was thinking of the animal itself, rather than the symbol it stands for, but of course, you can’t really pull the two apart… Unless you meant something else entirely that I’m missing. Adam and Eve? Alpha and Omega?


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