The April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge is designed to help poets do one thing and one thing only: Write more poems! The process of revision may go on for weeks, months, and years later, but this challenge is all about getting that first draft. Please poem along with us–either in the comments below or silently at home.
For today’s prompt, write an infested poem. There are many different infestations–from physical infestations to infestations of the heart and soul.
Here’s my attempt at an infested poem:
she watches the ants emerge
from behind her mirror and
descend upon the counter,
march around the bathroom sink,
disappear into a drawer
and re-emerge from a crack
along the floor single file
walking the perimeter
of her bathtub and into
a tiny hole in her wall
Writing poetry is exciting, but the hard work of poeming is working through the revision process. The best way to work through this process is to workshop the poems with other poets, and that can be done with the Writer’s Digest 6-week course, Advanced Poetry Writing.
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