The pop-song life (a poem)

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano is to write a poem about how you learned a particular word. The example given in the book is about how one of them (I assume it was Kelli Russell Agodon, but which of them ‘I’ refers to is not clear) learned the word ‘omit’ back in 1970. This made me think of how I learned the word ‘alibi’ from a Partridge Family song in 1971, so that’s what I started writing about. When I finished the poem, however, the two stanzas referring to that specific experience did not fit—so the poem no longer has anything to do with learning words…

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NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 21: Erasure poem (a poem)

Today’s NaPoWriMo.net prompt is to create an erasure poem, in which you take existing text and erase words to make a poem from what you leave untouched. I used page 35 of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

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