On my way to work the other day, I saw a kid riding a scooter. This shouldn't have triggered my "Look again!" reflex, but it did. Something was...off.
On second glance, I noticed the kid had a parakeet hopping around his shoulders. It wasn't trying to fly away, nor was it moored to him in any way. It was just a parakeet thrilled to be outside and traveling via shoulder scooter.
Pay attention to your surroundings for a day and try and find the most unexpected person or thing. Explain it without actually speaking to the person, or asking anything about the unusual thing.
The Museum Of Broken Relationships is a real place. Or, at least, as real as a place in L.A. can be.Write about an exhibit in an unlikely museum, i.e., The Museum of Stolen Office Equipment or The Museum of Lost Teddy Bears.
Or just write about your wing in the Museum of Broken Relationships.
For this poem, begin with the following stanza from Sharon Olds's "Late Poem For My Father":
When I love you now,
I like to think I am giving my love
directly to that boy in the fiery room,
as if it could reach him in time.
A ghost stanza prompt means you take the offered stanza, write as though that was the first stanza of your poem, and when you feel that you've finished, remove that stanza so that only your work remains.
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