2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 2

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All right! From just scanning, it appears the first day went very well. But now things get tricky, because it is the second day. (Cue: Evil Laugh)

For today's prompt, use an epigraph to kickstart your poem. That is, use a quotation. You can use a favorite of your own, or if you're having trouble thinking of one, I've provided a few below. To format an epigraph poem, a poet places the quotation between the title and the body of the poem, while also giving credit to the source of the quotation.

Example quotations:

"Our homes are on our backs and don't forget it," -Molly Peacock

"Always forgive your enemies--nothing annoys them so much." -Oscar Wilde

"Every noble work is at first impossible." -Thomas Carlyle

"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes." -Jim Carrey

"A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat." -Erma Bombeck

Here's my attempt:

"Here I Come"

"This time, you can trust me."
-Lucy Van Pelt (via Charles M. Schultz)

Signed document or not,
you know my foot cannot
resist a challenge, not
that I expect this knot
inside me to unknot
itself. Your trust is not
what I crave. Like dry snot
on my sleeve, I do not
want this thing I cannot
kick, so ready or not...

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And report your progress and share funny quotes using the #novpad hashtag.

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