poem a day, day 2.

napowrimo #2: the ol' acronym switcheroo It’s Day 2! And Read Write Poem member Therese Broderick has a great prompt for you. (Please don’t expect the introductions to all of our NaPoWriMo prompts to rhyme):

If you love acronyms as I do, your mind has already shortened “Read Write Poem” into “RWP.” But the three letters RWP form known acronyms for at least 31 other phrases, including “Random Weird Person” and “Right Wing Pundits.”

Today’s writing prompt is to type the letters RWP into the abbreviation search field atAcronym Attic and write a poem inspired in any way by one or more of the resulting phrases. You don’t have to use the words from the phrase in your poem, but you can if they fit. GLWI (Good Luck With It)!

the phrase i chose: random weird person

he was sitting on the ground next to the forest green bench, his head resting back on the crumbled brick wall of the station. his eyes closed, he moved his mouth as if speaking, with no sound, thinly  sliced lips veiling his corn kernel teeth. i sat down on the bench beside him, both of us shielded by shade, only my bare, sandaled feet at the end of my outstretched legs exposed to the angry sun.

his hands were folded over the half-empty, open pack of cigarettes sitting on his stomach, crooked fingers intertwined. i looked past him, down the tracks wavering in the heat, the breeze bringing wafts of the same smell of rollercoasters. i heard him shifting and looked to see him squinting at me, nose curled, head nodding. "i love it here in new york," he said. we were in philadelphia. he wiped his forehead off. "reminds me of the jetsons."