Day 17 NaPoWriMo Almost to the prompt Dancing in Yucatan

The prompt was to write an epistolary poem to an inanimate object and inserting the following into the poem:

1) a song lyric
2) a historical fact
3) an oddball adjective-noun combination (like red grass or loud silence)
4) a fruit
5) the name of a street in your neighborhood
6) a measure of distance.

I got those, but then forgot it was to be a letter…but since this one took me quite a while to do, I think it will have to not quite match the prompt.

Tyrannosaurus rex, Palais de la Découverte, Paris

T rex, Wikipedia

Dancing in Yucatan

Dinosaurs were of the kingdom Animalia,
phylum Reptilia, node Dinosauria,
even their scientific taxonomy different

from classes of extant species Archosaurs
vanished when the Cretaceous–Paleogene
extinction event sent a bollide colliding

with the earth somewhere
in Yucatan the old dinosaurs
rolling in the deep waves

of shock and tremble the newborn crater
teaching them to dance over impact-
melt rocks and breathing impoverished air

In Yucatan, campesinos planted henequen twisted   

Henequen farm in Yucatán Peninsula.

Henequen farm Yucatán Peninsula Wikipedia

its fibre into twine into carpets fermented
juice of the agave’s ripe core for licor

Twenty miles away in Merida
on Camino de Miguel they dance, drink
tequila with lime wedges  They wait

for tourists
for December
and the new mythology.

This shaded relief image of Mexico's Yucatan P...

This shaded relief image of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula show a subtle, but unmistakable, indication of the Chicxulub impact crater. Most scientists now agree that this impact was the cause of the Cretatious-Tertiary Extinction, the event 65 million years ago that marked the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs as well as the majority of life then on Earth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carol A. Stephen
April 17, 2012

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