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2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 22

For the 2022 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. Day 22 features our fourth Two-for-Tuesday prompt.

And just like that, we're starting our fourth week of the challenge.

For this week's Two-for-Tuesday prompt:

  1. Write a love poem, and/or...
  2. Write an anti-love poem.

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 Love and/or Anti-Love Poem:

“the question”

there are times when i think i know what love is:
maybe a summer swoon in june beneath a moon

but then, i get confused: is that love
or an excitement of the senses:

isn't love more about being there:
holding hands long after the romance:
listening:

is that love: or is it something else entirely:
does it exist:

i'm sure that it does:
like a thought: or a flickering:

i admit i'm not consistent, but i know:
even if i don't know
what it is: it is

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