NAPOWRIMO Day 16: NOTHING is 11 in Scrabble

NAPOWRIMO Day 16: NOTHING is 11 in Scrabble

The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary,
To my JO (sweetheart) inscribed inside.

Dog-eared at all the well-loved words;
On the table ready to rule.

The wildly romantic QUIXOTRY; and
QI (chi), best Q word that doesn’t need a U.

Highest score reported on any given day?
1778 for OXYPHENBUTAZONE!

Did you know 1/3 of American homes have a Scrabble set,
And half of British? I continue.

You spun the wheeled game board to make a play
NOTHING is 11 in Scrabble.

Laughing and losing balance, I spilled the wine,
The non-slip grid held the liquid in place.

Good thing we have the deluxe edition,
Because nobody likes to drink from the board upside down, you say.

~Just L (April 16, 2018)

Author’s Note: NaPoWriMo Prompt – Write a poem that prominently features the idea of play. It could be a poem about a sport or game, a poem about people who play (or are playing a game), or even a poem in the form of the rules for a sport or game that you’ve just made up (sort of like Calvinball).

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