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2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 10

After writing your poems today, we'll be a third of the way through this challenge. While I know some poets are just warming up, there are others who need encouragement to keep going. You can do it (and have been doing it): one poem at a time.

For today's prompt, write a different perspective poem. There are a few ways a poet can tackle this one. First, write a poem from a different physical perspective--like from the top of a building or at the bottom of a hole or in the trunk of a car. Another possibility is to write from a different person's (or animal's or object's) perspective--a tactic that has interesting results in fiction (think Grendel or Wicked). If you have an even different perspective on this than me, feel free to roll with it.

Here's my attempt:


but you don't understand
the way we worried, the way

we hurried here & there
without a care for ourselves

(we never care for ourselves)
or what might happen if

the water were to dry up
& leave us all flopping.


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