I’ve noticed that a person or two has asked what I’ve got planned for after November. And here’s what I’m thinking: After November is over, y’all can have December to revise and organize and select poems for your chapbooks. If needed, you can even add a new poem to fill a hole or two. Then, I want you to submit your 10-20 page manuscript (only one poem per page) by January 5, 2009. Tammy and I will go through the entries and choose the first official November PAD Chapbook Challenge champion! I’m not sure what being the champion will mean, yet, besides bragging rights, but I bet I’ll come up with something between now and then (the winner will be announced on February 2–Groundhog Day).
Stay tuned for more specific submission details in the beginning of December.
So, anyway, that’s the post-November plans for this challenge. On to today’s prompt.
Today, I want you to write a something-overlooked poem. Think about something that is often overlooked–as it relates to your theme–and then shine some light on it.
Here’s my attempt for the day:
Maybe because I’m from Scotland
and hang in Loch Ness. Maybe because
I don’t breathe fire as I smash up Tokyo
or beat my chest on top of the Empire
State Building in Manhattan. Maybe
because I’m camera shy, sure. But then,
Bigfoot is, too. Of course, he’s got more
fur–so he’s cuter and cuddlier, of course.
Anyway, I’m not complaining, but maybe,
just maybe, I’ve been playing hard to get.