Thank God, Miz Q has an acrostic today, or I’m not sure I’d have anything! I may play with an abecedarian in the background, but this is a second-cousin and, apparently, counts:
I note that
under pressure, the clock
in wait —
the poet striving for
zen-like calm, meditation
means trusting our
inner self, that
inside every writer,
I had several choices I liked for the x. I chose xenogogue guide, as the words that come to us, when writing, often come as strangers, at first. The other two words [and one different word, same meaning] intrigue me with their possibilities as metaphors.
xenagogue guide: someone who conducts strangers
xenoglossia: person’s knowledge of a language never studied
xenolalia: person’s knowledge of a language never studied
xenolith: fragment of extraneous rock embedded in magma or another rock
Personal choice: I don’t like highlighting the acrostic letters, but I don’t mind spelling them out!
I am Pulitzer Remixing.