Today’s prompt comes from Angie Werren:
Everyday we make choices. Some are small: soda or water? the highway or back roads? Some are more significant: college or trade school?
Some choices lead us straight into the life we’re living, but for this poem, think about one of the things in your life you didn’t choose.
Be concrete. Pick an object — something tangible* — and write your poem directly to it, as if you were writing it a personal letter. Explain why you didn’t choose it. What could things have been like if you had? Talk about what your life has become without it. See where the “confession” takes you.
*As an alternative, dig a little deeper and write your poem to a person you left behind.
Post your poem to comments!
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