2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 26

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The April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge is designed to help poets do one thing and one thing only: Write more poems! The process of revision may go on for weeks, months, and years later, but this challenge is all about getting that first draft. Please poem along with us--either in the comments below or silently at home.

For today's prompt, write a casting poem. Casting can take on several meanings, including casting a spell, casting a line (such as in fishing), casting the actors in a play, and I suppose even the act of creating a cast.

Here's my attempt at a casting poem:

"cast"

she imagines herself played by anne sexton
& he must be robert redford
or brad pitt

doesn't matter she thinks
& maybe the other lover
the one who doesn't exist the same

as he doesn't exist
not really
must be played by pablo neruda

who never says a thing
she can understand
& she loves him all the more for it

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