• Caleb Parkin

NaPoWriMo 19: Dating the Deep

COLOSSUS SEEKS KRAKEN


Yesterday’s prompt was to write a poem in the form of a personal ad (from NaPoWriMo) or to write about a particular word you really love.

So: I love the word ‘cephalopod’ (and am fascinated by this group of animals) – so I’ve fused the two prompts into the following. (I’m not even sure it’s a poem; more just a silly tinkering with acronyms and the conventions.)

Just imagine this appearing in an edition of Deep Sea Dating magazine…

Dating the Deep

or, FEEL YOUR WAY

Version one (acronyms):

FEEL YOUR WAY:

COLOSSUS (20-25m) seeks

KRAKEN 4 WLTM or B2B

ENJOYS PnP Energy

Looking for LTR

ALAWP (within reason)

GSOH, WE

Version two (acronyms explained):

FEEL YOUR WAY:

COLOSSUS (20-25metres) seeks

KRAKEN 4 Wavy Long-Tentacled Moments or Beak to Beak

Enjoys Predation and Preserving Energy

Looking for Teuthological Reproduction

All Large Whales Pursued (within reason)

Great Set of Hooks, Whopping Eyes

Appendix – 

Original homo sapiens acronyms:

ALAWP: all letters answered with a photo (probably means the advertiser will only reply to letters that attach a photo)

B2B: Does not exist, made it up

GSOH: good sense of humor

LTR: long-term relationship

PnP: party and play

WE: well endowed

WLTM: would like to meet

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