Poetry

Mnemonics

cosmic exploration

Every Good Boy Deserves Fun
notes of the lines on the treble
clef, Man Very Early Made Jars
Stand Up Nearly Perpendicularly
names of the planets from the
sun to Pluto, mnemonics so
my childhood, so ridiculous, lingo
that goes nowhere, except the classroom
so Boys Only Ring In New Guns.

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I did not like the mnemonics on offer in my childhood, when I much preferred being closeted with a book. But when I saw this Pop Chart Labs cosmic exploration poster, it reminded me of the mnemonic for the planets, and so this poem emerged. Daily Prompt: Closet

 

 

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