25/30

Make a list of 5 missed opportunities. Next, make a list of 5 dodged bullets. Now, in a poem, wander baxk and forth between the missed opportunities and dudged bullets.

24/30

Make a list of 5 words that interest you in some way – maybe they make you angry or sad or curious. Look up the word’s history, etymology and mant definitions. Maybe the word has a deeply personal meaning for you. If so, write that down. Write a poem that wanders through all of this and hopefully discovers something. Read “Promiscuous” by William Matthews as an example.

23/30

Was there ever an important moment for you in which there was music in the background? If you can remember what the music was, write a poem that poses as a review of that music but underneath tells the story of that moment.

22/30

Think of a place that’s emotionally important to you. How do you get there? Write turn-by-turn instructions to get there with the atarting point being somewhere else important to you (or perhaps to someone else) as if your poem were a GPS system.

21/30

Write a poem that poses as a set of instructions for something ordinary like: checking in to an AirBnB or assembling Ikea furniture.