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 location poem.
For today’s prompt, think of a location, make the location the title of your poem, and then write your poem. The location could be a city or country. Or it could be more specific, like a street or restaurant. Or make the location something everyday, like the couch or the kitchen counter. Pick a location, any location, and then, write your 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 Location Poem:
with its peachtree streets
& almost there sports teams
& snowpocalypses whenever
it happens to snow
which isn’t often
is actually a nice enough place
in winter & in summer
it’s air conditioned
with plenty of swimming pools
& next to an ocean
with vidalia onions
& brunswick stew
& moments alone with you
so maybe it’ll do
maybe it’ll do