The Progress – Day Eight, Poem Eight

PROMPT EIGHT: In the museum of poverty

I made an acrostic of the prompt. It took about 10 minutes. I don’t know why I seem to thrive when given guide rails on my poetic bridge when others seem to find form as a leash upon which they get hung. *Shrugs*

I thought about doing a whole new poem written with the idea that the universe of the poem is a place where poverty is such a rare and novel thing that museums are required to even know what it is. Maybe I still will… Later. For now I wrote this as a metaphoric indictment of the current income disparity situation creating a ruling class that looks down its nose at those who are not living at the same level.

I still have a few ours of internet time so I may do the rewrite… We’ll see…


What is your process when you write? Is there anything that is your standard “go-to” method? Do you use prompts or just write from your own thoughts? I would love to hear your take on this in the comments!

Thanks for reading! ^_^

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