Time Paradox: NaPoWriMo

 

The portal door opens, and I am here. Before. I look out at this beautiful sun-splashed world. What did they do to it, this planet they called Earth? There is magic here in this moment. I feel it in the sun-steamed breeze. I taste it in the flower-blossomed air. I close my eyes and make a wish. Hoping it works better this time, I spread my wings, pause for one more second to watch the iridescent feathers gleam in the sunlight. Then, I take flight to make first contact—again.

paradox of time,

space bending, moments flowing,

slip-rippling along

ends become beginning points

with magic, wishes, and hope

 

Today is Day 19 of NaPoWriMo. The prompt was to write a creation myth. I suppose this haibun is a sort of re-creation myth, based on some microfiction I wrote a while ago. It’s also possible that I had time paradoxes on my mind from watching an episode of Star Trek: Voyager a few nights ago.

This haibun is also for Colleen Chesebro’s weekly poetry challenge. The prompt words for her birthday week are wish and magic, and I wish her heaps of birthday magic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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22 thoughts on “Time Paradox: NaPoWriMo

  1. Oh! Well anything with wings…
    This works really well with my poem for Colleen and the collage I posted today. You and Jane together, a good meditative start to my morning. (K)

  2. Not easy to write creation myth! Especially in such a short time! Yet you achieved it. Reminded me of this film Silent Running which used to be a favorite of mine as a kid, about the last of earths greenery being sent off into space to be ‘saved’ and what happened. The idea of the beginning and the end – a circle. Excellent.

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