One of the first prompts I gave when this blog was a mere infant, was to write an advice poem to your younger self to help them out.
This time, write a letter to younger self without including any spoilers. The time stream is super easy to influence right now, and you really don't want to accidentally erase your current partner or best friend (ok, maybe you do Right Now, but in The Long Run, you're probably going to regret it).
Jonah Comstock shared a story on our open mic this week about a time he was heckled for wearing a vest. He was, of course, wearing the same vest as he told the story, inciting the heckle to be repeated, so that he could respond to it the way he wished he had the first time the heckle occurred.
Write about a time you were heckled, and how you wish you had responded.
Alternately, write about a time you heckled someone. Bonus points if it was an accidental heckle.
Several years ago, a poet who was eighteen and new to poetry was very excited to read on our open mic, and, after a couple of weeks of reading the precise kind of poems one might write when one is eighteen, he read a poem called "Ten Ways To Get Into My Pants" which went so poorly that several women, and a few men, approached him urging him never to read or write anything like that again.
My response, naturally, was to write a satirical response poem with the same title.
I offer you the title "Ten Ways To Get Into My Pants" and ask you to write a non-problematic poem advising someone of how to literally, figuratively, metaphorically, or decisively get into your pants.
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