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November PAD - Day 30

Last Day! Maybe that’s why I had high school on my mind…sort of feel like I used to at the end of a school year —  happy it’s over, but a little sad to be leaving the daily comfort/routine/adventure/terror/awkwardness. 147 more words

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November PAD - Day 29

Today’s prompt asked for a response poem, perhaps to something in the news, or a previously penned poem from this month. So many of my poems have already been responses to headlines, but today I saw a photo of a sand sculpture from the Karavali Utsav sand sculpture exhibition ( 149 more words

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November PAD - Day 28

Today’s prompt asked for a “love” or “anti-love” poem, or a mashup.

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It’s been a hard year to love. With every headline, a thickening of the skin, a shell forming around a once hopeful heart. 120 more words

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November PAD - Day 26

Today’s prompt asked for a “shine” poem. Took snips of inspiration from seasonal lights and Pink Floyd.

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We put up Christmas lights yesterday. A first for us. 105 more words

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November PAD - Day 25

Today’s prompt asked for a “remix” of another poem written during this month’s chapbook challenge. I chose my Day 5 poem, “self-destruct” and worked it over with a different beat. 121 more words

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November PAD - Day 24

Today’s prompt called for a “how I’ll be remembered” poem. I found it incredibly hard, and I’m not even sure what I wrote answers the prompt, but it is an exercise I’d like to come back to. 149 more words

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November PAD - Day 23

Today’s prompt called for a “preface” poem. That needs no introduction.

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Let me preface this by saying I am writing this near the end. Sometimes it’s easier to see the before when you’re already at the after. 98 more words

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