2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 12

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For today's prompt, write an excess poem. In today's culture, there seems to be an excess of excess--even with the state of economy. From an excess of advertisements and political posturing to an excess of electronic gadgets and debt, there's an excessive number of ways to attack today's prompt.

Here's my attempt:

"There are too many poems to write"

--for Hannah

They're hidden in closets
& sock drawers, under
couch cushions, behind
the couch. In the lies
children tell each other
on the playground. In your
eyes shaped by heaven
that smile like angels
descend to whisper
sweet things in your sleep.

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