2022 April PAD Challenge: Day 5

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Here we go: The first Two-for-Tuesday prompt of the 2022 April Poem-A-Day Challenge! For first timers or those with short memories, I provide two prompts on Tuesdays, and poets get to decide whether to write one type of poem, the other type of poem, and/or tackle both simultaneously (or separately).

Here are the Two-for-Tuesday prompts:

  1. Write a Make Sense poem, and/or…
  2. Write a Don’t Make Sense 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 Make Sense and/or Don’t Make Sense Poem:

“dream”

some dreams make sense;
others don’t even try;
they fly above mountains
of meaning & reality;
birds become giant lizards
& the moon turns itself
into a mirror or maybe
we tend to see our
reflection in nearly every
thing at all times & that’s
how we find meaning
in meaningless rocks
& minerals & line
breaks & paragraphs &
the only thing that makes
sense to me is a world
in which i dream of you.

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