In Veins (16/30)


The prompt for day sixteen over at NaPoWriMo was to fill out, in no more than five minutes, the following “Almanac Questionnaire,” which solicits concrete details about a specific place (real or imagined). Then the challenge was to write a poem incorporating or based on one or more of your answers.

Almanac Questionnaire
 

Weather: magnificent
Flora: cherry blossoms
Architecture: historic
Customs: hand dancing and go-go music
Mammals/reptiles/fish: snakehead fish
Childhood dream: to be an architect
Found on the Street: money
Export: mumbo sauce
Graffiti: Cool Disco Dan
Lover: Cherry Wine
Conspiracy: many
Dress: sandals with socks
Hometown memory: going to Hains Point
Notable person: Marion Barry
Outside your window, you find: bars
Today’s news headline: Police: Man Who Allegedly Shot, Killed Firefighter Released From Custody
Scrap from a letter: the blood will never come off…
Animal from a myth: sphinx
Story read to children at night: psalm 23
You walk three minutes down an alley and you find: trouble
You walk to the border and hear: go back to DC
What you fear: stray bullets
Picture on your city’s postcard: U.S. Capitol


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Washington, DC


is a historic and 


magnificent place; 


cherry blossoms seduce 


tourist while hand dancing 


and go-go music
course 


through the veins of this city.


I often walk down 


memory lane in 


sandals with socks 


drunk off Cherry Wine 


remembering the taste 


of mumbo sauce while 


reciting psalm 23;


stray bullets ensuring


the blood will never 

come off
.




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