2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 7

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 Article of Clothing Poem.
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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 Article of Clothing Poem.

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For today’s prompt, pick an article of clothing, make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. It could be as general as "Ankle-cut Socks" or "Bell-bottoms." Or get more specific like "My Bearcats Hoodie" or "Reebok Pump High Top Shoes."

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Here’s my attempt at an Article of Clothing Poem:

“My Old T-shirts”

My old T-shirts belong to me,
but they are also for my wife
who wears one every night, you see,
in T-shirts that belong to me,
and, though I joke, I am happy
to share both my shirts and my life;
these T-shirts once belonged to me,
but now we belong to my wife.

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