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2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 6

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 an Opening Poem.

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 an Opening Poem.

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For today’s prompt, write an opening poem. Stories have openings. Caves have openings. Even conversations have openings. Pick an opening and use that as an opening to write your poem today.

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Here’s my attempt at an Opening Poem:

“opening”

all it takes
is a crack
to create
a fissure
that becomes
a doorway
to somewhere
completely
new

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