If you’re feeling worn out by poeming this month, don’t worry: We’re completing our fourth week of prompts today. Only two days left after today’s poem, so dig deep and try to get those last few amazing lines.
For today’s prompt, write a “what really happened” poem. Use a real event (or an event from a popular movie) and spin it in another direction. Or use an event described in one of your poems earlier this month and spin it in a new direction. Or refute something that was never even in question. Or just poem any way that you can, because we’re almost to the finish line.
Here’s my attempt:
The curve of lights. The mad dash. That
deer waited, and you tried to steer
in another direction, but
it chased you down, because your car
was needed to push it beyond
this sphere and into the next world.
Believe me, that deer flew further
than a ditch; it traveled through dreams
of children and nightmares of men
and women to a place where death
is only leaves caught in a fence
waiting for something to free them.
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