For the 2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a Prime Poem.
For today’s prompt, write a prime poem. Prime is one of those words I don't often think about, even though it shows up frequently: prime numbers, prime location, prime rib, prime time, Optimus Prime, Amazon Prime, and prime meridian to name a few. So I hope you're primed up to write a new poem focused on this prime word.
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Here’s my attempt at a Prime Poem:
If you're ready, then let's write!
We'll rhyme our end words all night.
Maybe break a line or two for fun
and turn a metaphor into the sun.
We can write anything we've seen
though not capture what we mean.
But it's still worth it, just to write!
We'll prime our poetry all night.