Looking like a fleet of frisbees
Abundance of Onslaught
(redundant or not)
will ascend beyond heaven.
with the vulgar exigencies of friendship,
it will carry the common cold virus.
Washington diplomats ran out of tissues,
Handkerchiefs are no longer in vogue,
The loudmouth senator with blue hair declares,
“If we send out the common cold, they will cure it!”
She sneezes to a round of applause.
Brenda Warren 2013
Day 4 Notes: The NaPo prompt for the 4th (click button) asked participants to choose from a list of a spaceship names from science fiction novels by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks. Three of the names appear in this piece: Abundance of Onslaught (the fleet sent out into space), Refreshingly Unconcerned With the Vulgar Exigencies of Veracity(changed to friendship), and the title, Prosthetic Conscience. How could anyone in good conscience send the common cold virus out in a fleet? Really? So here you have it, a slightly absurd poem for the fourth.