We’re three weeks into the challenge now, which means “Two-for-Tuesday” day today. This is the one I break out every challenge (alumni know which one I’m talking about).

For today’s prompt:

  1. Write a love poem and/or…
  2. Write an anti-love poem. Because some folks just aren’t that into love poems.

Remember: These prompts are just springboards; you have the freedom to jump in any direction you want. In other words, it’s more important to write a new poem than to stick to the prompt.

Here’s my attempt at a Love and/or Anti-love Poem:


Sometimes we don’t say, “I love you,”
or, “Sorry,” after we fight. Instead,
we storm off to our separate corners
and load the dishwasher or fold
the laundry. Then, we meet on the couch
where you ask what I want to watch,
and I hand you the remote and say,
“You pick,” and you select something
we both like, and then, I reach over
to hold your hand, and we both smile.