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 Myth Poem.
For today's prompt, write a myth poem. Reinterpret a common myth, create a brand new myth, and/or mention a myth in passing. Remember: There are the Edith Hamilton type of myths and the common misconception myths.
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Here’s my attempt at a Myth Poem:
And I wonder what it's like to be
the outlier in a family of actors,
a musician who wants to sing
while everyone else wants to fall
into their roles. Michael Penn
mentions Romeo and Heathcliff
before admitting, "maybe she's
just looking for someone
to dance with," perhaps Sean
or even Chris, and I create
myths in which Michael
is the cool poet who writes
everyone else's part before
finding that she's still waiting
for someone to dance with.