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 a remix poem.

For today’s prompt, write a remix poem. For this poem, take one of your poems (or several of your poems) and make a remixed version that is a completely new poem. This could involve lengthening a short poem or condensing a longer poem.

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 a Remix Poem:

“correspondence from november”

send reinforcements
i think i’m ready to go
as the world burns
wandering around with
wondering thoughts
i don’t remember
the first time so 
maybe it’ll do
it’s no secret
what i’m thinking
every word i ever
wrote is a lie
in a tree beside
a river or a river
beside a tree
happy beyond what
i realized & then
came the worry
penetrating down
into the marrow
like most things
i can’t forget
& realize it could be
two hearts waiting
to fill you with words
on a thursday with
the passage of time
beside the receding
shoreline watching
them drink & dance
& play romantic games
descended from foxes
as i quietly disappear

(Note on my remix: I took a phrase or line from each of the first 23 poems of this month.) 

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