Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sorry Guys – Size Matters

What about …
            The size of a man’s brain and his intellect,
            Or the size of his heart and his ability to love?
For men
            It is enough simply to believe that
            They performed better than a male competitor?
            That they thought bigger, better, and longer?
            Or cared longer, deeper and more intensely?

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I began working on this example of “found poetry” at the West Virginia Writer’s Fall 208 Conference as I responded to a prompt in a Poetry Workshop presented by Sarah Elkins. The prompt involved flipping through the pages of Jennifer L. Verdolin’s Wild Connection and lifting out words, phrases and sentences to expand upon.

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