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November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 22

For a collection (whether poetry, music, or whatever), I really like it when the individual pieces communicate with each other. So, for today’s poem, I want you to pick one of your earlier poems from this month and write a poem that is a response to that earlier poem.

To make it very immediate, you could write a response to yesterday’s confessional poem. Or you could reach back to Day 17’s Love Poem, Day 7’s Myth Poem, etc. I’m sure those reading along would love it if you include to which day’s poem you are responding, too.

For my part, I think I’ll respond to my Day 20 poem, which is also the longer version of Day 3’s refrain poem. Talk about some interconnectedness.

Here’s my attempt for the day:

“I am the woman standing inside my house”

wondering if you are watching me through my open windows;

I left all my doors unlocked and tried watching television;

my fingers play with the remote, and I listen intently;

when you make a noise, I will investigate;

if the lights are off, I will not turn them on;

I will not hesitate to walk into the darkness,

so that I can’t see who or what is coming my way.

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