Soul (an acrostic poem)

Image: images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/4/2018/07/iStock_93422569_XLARGE-a72a8a2.jpg

Sold that ratty old thing on the black market

Of course they didn’t realize what they were getting

Until they took possession.  Buyers beware.

Leaving my red haired head, cracked halo, and broken black wings one PlayStation 5 richer.

Trend (an acrostic poem)

Image: myobt.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/bark.jpg

The second time bell bottoms became a thing

Really made me like, well, gag me with a spoon

Eventually we were all flossed out dancing

Now instead of couples doing “Netflix and chill”

Dogs will be enjoying “barkitecture”

Corner (an acrostic poem)

Image: cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2014/04/02/16/30/room-307464_1280.png

Couldn’t stand being put in one when she was young

Objecting to the degrading idea of facing the epitome of a box

Realizing she never wanted to be inside that construct ever again

Now she does her own thing while society fiddles and burns

Energized knowing she is living her best life

Regretting that the rest of humanity decided not to follow her and stayed in the …

Energy (an acrostic poem)

Image: amomentwithgod.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/antahkarana-spiral-of-spiritual-illumination-energy-energyenhancement-org.jpg

Eventually the tiredness had to break, right?

No way he could be this tired for this long.

Everything seemed such an effort, even blinking!

Reaching for his sixth Monster, he pounded it back.

Going to be a long shift tonight. Good thing he had a twelve pack.

Yet he wondered if that would be enough.

Passion (an acrostic poem)

Image: cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2016/12/18/21/23/brick-wall-1916752__340.jpg

Putting the focused energy of emotion into the “thing”

And feeling like even if it doesn’t work, well you are still one step closer

Such that you recognize that the wall exists

So you can dig under it, climb over it, blow it up, make a tunnel through

If you don’t have that focus, that wall hurts to run into

Once, twice you will run into it and then wander off because it is too much

Never finding out what is on the other side

Harp (an acrostic conversation)

Image: d1t3zg51rvnesz.cloudfront.net/p/images/cms2/77/sa-auntie_35_harp_product_lkp_1819.jpg

How much do I hate you?  Let me count the ways.”

As if you can complain.  I’m the best thing for you.”

Really?  That’s about as offkey of a response as I can imagine.”

Perhaps, but I am secure in my knowledge that I know how to pull your strings.”

Habits (an acrostic poem)

Image: onlineprostate.physio/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Habits.jpg

How many times can you do the same thing

And do you get the wanted dopamine hit for each?

Bet it is a series of diminishing returns

It should make you want to do it even less

That would be nice, but no, you crave want more

So you do it again, well, because…

Instrument (an acrostic poem)

Image: wallpaperbat.com/img/230401-rock-band-instrument-wallpaper-top-free-rock-band-instrument.jpg

It felt like Bob was being played

Not that the rest of his bandmates would agree

Songwriting was his thing, coming up with melodies and words, but harmonies…

That’s why Bob had to admit producing was not his forte

Ron was the guy arranging all his songs, and Bob was usually happy with that

Until Ron was insistent that this idea would put the song over the top

Meaning he should buy into it, trust Ron and the process

Except this idea seemed so dumb that he just couldn’t get behind it

Now everyone was staring at him wondering why he wouldn’t at least try, but

There was no way that a ballad needed more cowbell!

Mint (an acrostic poem)

Image: blogs.iadb.org/caribbean-dev-trends/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/12/Blockchain1.jpg

Making so much money on NFTs

It made him think of those old-timers using a printing press

Nowadays, counterfeiting was so old school

The new thing was blockchain where could create money just like the…