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2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 14

For the 2021 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 Blank That poem.

For today's prompt, take the phrase "(blank) That," replace the blank with a new word phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles might include: "Gimme That," "What's That?," "How About That," and/or "I've Never Seen Anything Like That."

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 Blank That Poem:

“forget that”

is something i often say
when i think it's too hard
or scary or wrong or well
it's not something i say
too frequently but i do
occasionally find reason
to forget this or forget that
& then there are the things
i can't forget that i've already
experienced that i wish i'd been
given the chance to say forget that
but you know sometimes that's not
how things work & anyway i thought
i was going somewhere with this but
i guess i forgot that

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