NaPoWriMo #6 Risk Factors

Today’s task on NaPoWriMo.net is a spin on an acrostic poem. Use a quote and create a line for each word in the quote. I have picked a poignant quote from a favorite author of mine. Enjoy the irony!

Risk Factors

Life sentence lip lock.
Is six-feet under safe from
a chill and a cough?
Disease segregates us, a
sexually organized apartheid
transmitted as hate and stigma,
and the cheap protective wear
invariably rips and fails,
fatal, blue-gray pale.

Life is a disease, sexually transmitted and invariably fatal.

Neil Gaiman

Cover Art: 17-year-old Ozioma Eunice

15 Comments

      1. You’re welcome, K. Always. Yeah, could be. There was a time when I was writing a lot of form poetry, yet am not called to it at the moment. I adore Neil Gaiman.

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      1. You did a far better job than I ever could, for sure! πŸ™‚
        P.S. I’ve finally (finally! πŸ˜‚ ) managed to get that 6-part series all up and released online. Fixed all the kinks & hope you enjoy it! Take all the time you need & I’d love to hear your thoughts after each chapter πŸ™‚ ❀

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      2. πŸ™ƒ nonsense. You take your amazing prose, wet it, ring it out, and see to it you hang it in the sunshine. I’m sure you pen amazing poetry or easily could.😎

        Congratulations, Tom, on ironing out the series. I can’t wait to take it in. Bravo for what must have been a lot of hard work.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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