For this week’s prompt, we’re going to try something a little different. I want you to respond to this statement: “I’m going to set the world on fire.” You can use that line as the title of your poem and/or in your actual poem. Or you can completely avoid that line, but write a poem as if you are going to (or already have) set the world on fire–whatever you take that to mean. Or you can refute the idea of someone else setting the world on fire. Or take it in a completely different direction. I can’t wait to see how everyone decides to set this blog on fire with their hot writing.
Here’s my attempt:
“Hiking through empty woods”
He splashed his face with creek water. Trees fell,
and we heard animals keep their distance
from us. I spotted minnows hiding near
smooth stones and laughed. He laughed too. Like lightning,
we knew by instinct how to cause thunder.
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