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April 1 Poem-a-Day Prompt

Write a communication poem. The communication could be dialogue between two (or more people); a postcard correspondence; a letter; a voicemail; a text message; a series of tweets; or whatever.

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3 Responses to April 1 Poem-a-Day Prompt

  1. Candace says:

    Okay, Ma’am
    We’re going to give you medicine
    For the pain
    And to help you forget
    When we straighten your leg
    To put your kneecap back in place
    After that, another x-ray
    And then—

    I don’t want a conversation
    Just do it.

  2. Jerry says:

    (April 1, Communication)


    In an atmosphere quite frigid,
    reminiscent of Prudhoe Bay,
    the piece of toast resembles
    something mined from a
    West Virginia mountain.

    The tepid cup of coffee
    was obviously dipped
    from the Mississippi River,
    just south of New Orleans.

    Two forlorn, discolored eggs
    have reached a density level
    not achieved since the invention
    of concrete.

    Two strips of sun-dried rawhide
    pass for bacon.

    A befuddled and sorely hungover husband
    sits at the breakfast table and says to himself,
    “What the hell did I say last night?”

  3. Amy says:

    Note to Self

    Every year you say you’re going to
    do this poetry gig. And every year
    you fall behind.

    Will this year be different?

    Let’s hope.

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