inversion

tangibly tepidΒ narci-schism;
collateral cabbage and
venge-able villain;
i amΒ meddling withΒ 
madness and
myster-i-magine
the fragile and frolic,
the bless of this mess:
tied to torrid torpor or
cathartic careening?
brittlely breaking or
blithely believing?
where am i in the rest:
whistling or weeping?
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Well… HERE’S MORE POETRY! We decided to do whatever we like, so we’ll be posting our NaPoWriMo poems riiiight here for the whole month πŸ˜€ If you missed yesterday’s post and don’t know what the heck I’m talking about, click here, and if you want to read Kyle’s brilliant poem based on the Day 1 prompt (trust me, you want to), click here!

Today, the challenge was to write a poem that resists closure by ending on a question, inviting the reader to continue the process of reading (and, in some ways, writing) the poem even after it ends. The prompt was inspired by this poem by Claire Wahmanholm. And good golly, guys… I wrote a poem that resists everything, including interpretation πŸ˜‰ But I had fun and used a ton of great words and asked a whole lot of weird, frivolous questions!

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