Day 9 #NaPoWriMo



Our prompt for the day (optional as always) is inspired by Kaschock’s use of space to organize her poems. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a “concrete” poem – a poem in which the lines and words are organized to take a shape that reflects in some way the theme of the poem. This might seem like a very modernist idea, but poets have been writing concrete poems since the 1600s! Your poem can take a simple shape, like a box or ball, or maybe you’ll have fun trying something more elaborate

Waveform

9 April 20 0813

One

I

Am

Ruled

By sound

Coming

From cans

From electrons

From your vocal chords

Two

Subscribe

Rate

Review

Three commands

Thou Shalt Subscribe

Thou Shalt Rate

Thou Shalt Review

Three

I talk

To crickets

Often

Feeling

Alone

Four

I Uhm

And Inhale

And I

Know

What it looks like

Electronically

Five

A one star review

Is a welcomed sight

Because I’d rather be hated

Than ignored

Six

My

Call

To action

Comes off my lips

Like my first phone #

And is promptly ignored

Because you skipped past it by

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