National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 22

The prompt for Day 22 brought out the contrarian in me…

Make the impossible possible

They say these things are impossible:

  1. The sun can’t rise in the west.
  2. A circle can’t have corners.
  3. Pigs can’t fly.
  4. The clock can’t strike thirteen.
  5. The stars cannot rearrange themselves in the sky.
  6. A mouse can’t eat an elephant.

I say:

  1. We can change the names of the points of the compass.
  2. Place a square inside the circle.
  3. Sure they can. Pink Floyd have proven this time and time again.
  4. The clock at my apartment building strikes 87 every day. It takes 12 hours.
  5. In an expanding universe, the stars are constantly rearranging themselves.
  6. Well, not in one sitting.


Once you’re willing
to upend the rules
of language, geometry, logic, and perspective
you can make anything you want happen

I should really learn to do that

(21 April 2018—posted April 22nd)

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