Day Six: Merm + Alien

An unlikely but carefully planned meeting. I cannot believe the painting from the prompt is more than 500 years old. I’m curious how many wrote about these two.

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Prompt 6: “Write a poem from the point of view of one person/animal/thing from Hieronymous Bosch’s famous (and famously bizarre) triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights.”

Merm + Alien

“Fancy meeting you again, Merm.”

“How do you mean again,
when did we meet first?”

“Five hundred years from now.
They call it Woodstock.
We breed. Our children prevail.
When time comes, our youngest is a star.
They, who know nothing, call him Alien.”

“I hope he has my tail.
I can’t help but notice
that it tops yours
in elegance and style.”

“For now, Merm, for now.
I have an idea. Look at your tail.
See, how it splits at the end?
We pull and
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to bear
new life.

Just make sure he has my face.
It’s the last thing they see.”

Parastone Museums Kollektion / Amazon

Here is what she might look like after the fact, in another garden of earthly delights in Montevere, Rome.

For Day 6 of NaPoWriMo 2020

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