For the 2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today’s prompt is to write an animal poem.

For today’s prompt, write an animal poem. You could make the poem specifically about a certain animal, or just mention an animal somewhere in the poem. Perhaps title your poem an animal and write about something else to see how the juxtaposition works. Have fun with it.

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Here’s my attempt at an Animal Poem:


i’m descended from foxes
clever little scoundrels
hunting for prey
but scarce in the day
always wanting more
but taking what comes their way

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