Poetry Prompt: This prompt challenges you to find a poem, and then write a new poem that has the shape of the original, and in which every line starts with the first letter of the corresponding line in the original poem.
I thought about imitation, then about that bird that puts its own eggs in the nest of another to raise, then that movie about the never-ending suburb that Eisenberg was trapped in. Then I figured I should actually write a poem. About influence. Sure, why not.
Have an extra minute? Read it (again) on Medium: Day 5 (yes, I do get paid/read.)
Chameleon Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery Viral trends prove This fact unilaterally Pop culture trending As bandwagon hoppers Vie for top spot billing Can’t be the first Won’t be last When will the bubble burst Wait poised for the next For better or worse
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Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of two books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. Visit www.linesbyleon.com
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