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2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 14

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write 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 memory poem.

For today’s prompt, write a memory poem. Dive into your own personal memories. Or use them as a springboard into an imagined memory. Or combine this memory prompt with the persona prompt from a few weeks ago.

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Here’s my attempt at a Memory Poem:

“foretell myself”

i am descended from a long
line of well-built haunted houses
our foundations are firm & strong
but we're descended from a long
line of people who love their songs
& find their minds feed small mouses
scurrying to & fro along
corridors of haunted houses

(Apologies for the use of "mouses" in my triolet; I couldn't help myself. Find more poetic forms here.)

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