Today’s challenge: (well, it’s actually yesterday’s challenge)
write a “social media”-style poem. Namecheck all of your friends. Quote from their texts, tweets, FB status updates, twitter accounts, and blogposts, and the back of the cereal box on your breakfast table. The poem is about you and you are about what you say, think, talk, eat. You might end up with a poem that seems bizarrely solipsistic (like the internet itself, maybe?), but there might also be a spark there of something live and fun and present (like the verbal equivalent of a really great animated cat .gif).
I hope my friends recognize their posts!
Day 3 of my art project.
That’s not me. It’s the Me in the past.
There was a time when I blurted —
10+ ways to exercise facial muscles.
Now I do it in my head.
Held our move back, just for this.
Kept a kid from getting flattened in traffic,
To bring freedom to mankind.
Knowledge is all around you,
get them to talk to each other.
Just take a second to look.
It’s not enough to have a good mind.
we must use it well.
Bon Jovi is playing overhead. Let’s do this!
I’ll take that!