2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 25

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 an exaggerated poem.
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For today’s prompt, write an exaggerated poem. Make it bigger; make it smaller; and/or make it whatever, as long as you exaggerate! Have fun with your poems more than ever today.

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 an Exaggerated Poem:

“Tell Myself Again & Again”

About the slow motion
wild animal charging
& howling out of the darkness
forever chasing me off the cliffs
of despair & onto the backs of giant
fish with golden wings & silver tongues
filled with golden advice dripping blood
oaths & promises never kept...

well...

I tell myself again
& again & again until
I almost believe these
exaggerated versions that
seem a little larger than life
each time in each iteration &
I hear myself howling & snarling
& running into the light from somewhere
quite without it.

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