Today’s National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) prompt is: We challenge you to write a list poem in which all the items are made-up names.
I decided to make a list of items related to reading (so not totally made-up names), but it’s what came to my mind as an editor! This is…not the best, but it’s my first stab at list poetry at least, or something like it!
Bus signs while commuting,
in between lines while disputing,
and PowerPoints while doodling.
Different takes on history,
but based on facts preferably,
and unsolved mysteries,
that make me sleep uneasily.
Books about dogs who can think and speak,
magical creatures and fantastical freaks,
long hikes that inspire,
and complex science-y stuff that makes my brain tired.
To learn about other lives,
writers I like,
and facts for trivia night.
With a pen to mark up words,
with my eyes tired and hurt,
until all the lines blur,
but at least I caught the ‘he’ that should be a ‘her.’
To study, to grow, and to hopefully be,
someone who others will want to read.