2016 Poem a Day Challenge #22

April is National Poetry Writing Month! The challenge is to write a poem every day of the month. I’m using prompts from Writer’s Digest, NaPoWriMo and Kelli Russell Agodon’s list. Occasionally, I may use my own prompt ideas as well.

Today’s Prompt:

Write an exercise poem.


The pencil pushed to paper:
the point escapes me, literally,
ground to particulate architecture,
idealizing a structure
I was not born to inhabit.
Page after page of line
and curve, windows to the soul
and windswept vistas
visualized nine heads high
is home a frame of bone
and stretched with skin
that does not resemble the internal
machine, man-made, man,
and breaking beneath the weight
of antithesis.


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