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2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 9

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 Reflection 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 a Reflection Poem.

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For today’s prompt, write a reflection poem. The poem could be about a physical reflection (or lack of reflection, if you're writing about vampires or ghosts). Or it could be about personal reflections or thoughts.

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Here’s my attempt at a Reflection Poem:

“further reflection”

upon further reflection
it's easy to see
i don't know you
& you don't know me
so let's take a moment
to try & explain
why i'm not crazy
& you're not insane
we're both human beings
who want different things
so let's try to listen
when each other sings

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