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Shopping List at The End

(from the NaPoWriMo prompt: Because it’s a Saturday, I have an (optional) prompt for you that takes a little time to work through — although you can certainly take short-cuts through it, if you like! The prompt, which you can find in its entirety here, was  developed by the poet and teacher Hoa Nguyen, asks you to use a long poem by James Schuyler as a guidepost for your poem. (You may remember James Schuyler from our poetry resource for Day 2.) This is a prompt that allows you to sink deeply into another poet’s work, as well as your own.)[This seems like a really interesting prompt, but I'm going to have to come back to it. Here's what I've got instead.]

“Actually, honey, if you get

a pound and half of

hamburger and of pork

we can make two and freeze

one for later.”

“I knew you were going to say that.”

“What? Why?”

“Because you always say that

but we never eat the second frozen

meatloaf. I can only imagine

you are planning to build

some kind of meat igloo.

Like for after the apocalypse—

a house you can eat.”

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