National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #11 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 11 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Use book titles in a poem: 4 or 5 in a poem at least 8 lines long, 6 in a 12-line poem, or 8 in a 16-line poem.

Here, in order, is the list of book titles I used:

Cocteau’s World — Jean Cocteau (anthology; Margaret Crosland, editor)
Seven Types of Ambiguity — Elliot Perlman
The Unbearable Lightness of Being — Milan Kundera
Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights — Salman Rushdie
Holy Robots — Vasilina Orlova
Through a Quiet Window — Steve Jansen
Hailstones and Halibut Bones — Mary O’Neill
with a grain of sand — Wisława Szymborska
What Is All This — Stephen Dixon
The Festival of Insignificance — Milan Kundera
The Coördinates of Yes — Janeé J. Baugher
The Hanging on Union Square — H. T. Tsiang
The Body’s Physics — Janeé J. Baugher
Hypergraphia — David Sylvian
The Purple Wash — Minnie A. Collins
Wishes sometimes have consequences — Kevin J. O’Conner
The Endless Talking — Haruomi Hosono

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National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 11

This poem is based on the prompt for Day 11—a poem that addresses the future, answering the questions “What does y(our) future provide? What is your future state of mind? If you are a citizen of the “union” that is your body, what is your future “state of the union” address?” [sic]

Okay, it’s no State of the Union, and it’s undoubtedly a lot farther into the future than was intended, but…

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