A little fun combining three prompts: from dverse where I chose to use all the podcast titles to compose a poem (Articles of Interest: American Ivy, I Was Never There, Legacy of Speed, Not Lost, Pivot, Reveal: After Ayotzinapa, Rumble Strip, Serial, This American Life, Ghost in the Burbs); Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers (100 words or less using the photo prompt below); and GirlieonEdge’s Six Sentence Story (prompt word: VISA). Does the story poem succeed? Well, you be the judge!
The Sphinx and American Ivy
It isn’t fair, it isn’t fair, it isn’t fair: just some
articles of interest, American Ivy shouts.
The Sphinx runs behind Reveal (after Ayotzinapa,
he was never the same), columnar legs
standing astride this American life with a VISA card.
Playing the ghost in the burbs? American Ivy
taunts, the riddle and its answer are one!
I wasn’t there, Sphinx replies
(she’s a serial liar).
American Ivy laughs: Life isn’t fair, but here’s
the rumble strip to your legacy of speed:
neither’s love, the riddle YOU can’t solve.
Sphinx pivots: All’s not lost? and
Ivy laughs, says, Love conquers all.