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2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 11

Today is 11/11/11, so today's prompt is to write a poem involving math and/or numbers (I realize the higher you go in math the more abstract it gets). Anyway, have fun poeming today, because we won't get to all meet up here again on 11/11/11 for another 100 years.

Here's my attempt:

"11 Ways to Write a Poem"

One, find a metaphor hiding behind
a school bus. Two, tell the truth, or three, lie.
Four, paint a picture with words. Five, haiku.
Six, remind your readers you have the blues
in confessional voice. Seven, write form
poems that explain you're a thunderstorm
of bad intent. For eight, experiment.
Nine, apologize for meanings not meant.
Ten, remind your readers apologist
poetry ain't your thing. Then, make a list.

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