NaPoWriMo Day 23

I’m a little late in posting yesterday’s poem which “ask[ed me] to write a poem about a particular letter of the alphabet”. It got me thinking about the difference between capital letters and lower case letters, and the different personalities that letters would have, depending on whether they are ‘big’ or ‘small’.

Capital A overbrims with confidence,

pushing its way to the front of the alphabet,

reaching up tall, aiming for

excellence and asserting

its authority.

It’s always the Answer, never the

Question.

Those with A-type personalities

are driven and focused,

and far more likely

to suffer stress or a

heart attack.

Lower case a creeps around in

humility,

its comfortingly round shape

in stark contrast to its big brother’s

sharp, straight lines.

Squint, and you might mistake it

for little e or little o.

It’s quiet and unassuming,

yet it can change the meaning of

words:

atypical,

amorphous,

amoral.

Big or small,

without it, there would be

no achievement,

no attainment

and no

apple pie.

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