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Jennifer VanBuren, the editor of Mannequin Envy, recently suggested that I allow poets to pick their favorite poem from the first 15 days of the challenge. Since more than 10,000 poems have been posted to the blog so far this month, I think this sounds like a good way to let poets read some of the highlights of the month so far.

The idea is to pick your favorite poem of the ones you've written through the first 15 days of the challenge. I'll probably provide a similar post at the end of the month for your favorite of the last 15 days of the challenge.

Here's my favorite so far (of what I've written):

"Whale"

Would you know my name
if found out of water? I hold
my breath for hours and sing
across the spaces where I dream.
Would you believe I was ever
vulnerable? I find the part
you love most is the monster
lurking in me, that unknown
quantity hiding beneath
the surface. If I could swallow
you whole and hold you within,
would you call out my name?

*****

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