2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 3

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Just a quick note before the poeming today, but if for any reason your poem/comment says it's awaiting moderation, don't worry, I'll get to it and approve it. I'm not sure what triggers the moderation system, but I've been jumping in a few times each day to moderate (approve) comments. Just don't want anyone to stress out over it.

For today's prompt, I want you to take the phrase "Sort of (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Example titles could be: "Sort of cool," "Sort of strange," "Sort of not into getting out of bed in the morning," or whatever! It should be sort of fun to read all the poems today!

Here's my attempt:

"Sort of like kids playing with harmonicas"

I start, then stop, and start. Each sound a lie
against intent. What I think should happen
versus what does. There's what comes natural--
blue eyes and big hands--and everything
else. This slow tongue that trips over itself
just wants a chance to play around with you
and, perhaps, create some sort of music.

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Also, I've "sort of" been growing a moustache this month for Movember. Click here to check out my progress.

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