2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 4

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For today's prompt, take the phrase, "100% (blank);" replace the blank with a new word or phrase; make the new phrase the title of your poem; and then, write your poem. Example titles might include: "100% Beef," "100% Cotton," "100% Awesome," "100% Etc."

Here's my attempt:

"100% Poem"

Start with an incredible metaphor
that takes the breath from angels
and break your lines at random
angles to keep your readers off-balance,
if not interested at least confused

(possibly amused), and then,
drop an obscure reference to a line
in a poem by a poet that most
readers have never heard of
because that is how you roll

through your poetics and spin politics
as a web that holds together in one
age to the next, which basically means
it's human--because while
everything around us

changes in dramatic ways
we--the humans--struggle the same, and it
helps to hear that voice who knows
we want to always do better than this.

*****

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