(Quickly jot down four verbs, four adjectives, and four nouns. Write a poem utilizing all 12 words. My words: Stifle, remove, find, seek; open, sticky, vacant, surprising; bun, oddity, tomb, place.)
The “resurrection” bun –
An oddity, a sacred theme
portrayed in cinnamon-sticky dough
(store bought, of course)
a sweet and vacant tomb.
I stifle cynicism, but
children will swallow this.
Was it thus for the women?
To seek flesh
and to find it melted away
in a divine burial oven, removed.
The place quivers with divine being,
yet is open.
The child and I both bite, expecting
the usual marshmallow-matter of earthly life.
This bun, this resurrection: they are surprising.
Come and go through
Piled time-space, leaving
One self to gain another, where
(Instructions: Write a cinquain on any topic)
Wahoo! I’m aiming to complete this. I don’t expect to get each poem on the day it’s assigned, but if I can do all 30 by the end of the month, good deal.
Day 1: Write a poem where each line starts with a letter from your first name (an Acrostic). It can be about anything, but it should not be about you or your name.
As in, always
being young and
indefinitely in love
arise from the now, since you
invest in momentary units. anyways,
love is not a faculty of the mind’s extension.
Day 2: Who was the last person you texted? Write a five-line poem to that person.
If I were the sort to text,
If you had shared with me your number,
If I were impulsive,
If you could be awoken,
I would have suggested that we breathe spring air, together.