PAD 2022 – Day 18

Today I went with the prompt, based on Faisal Mohyuddin’s poem “Five Answers to the Same Question.” The challenge is to write a poem that provides five answers to the same question – without ever specifically identifying the question that is being answered. I wrote this very quickly, but I think it’s a useful and interesting prompt that warrants a re-visit when I have time, with other questions to answer, and more creative ways to answer them.

5 Answers

  1. Because human brains like to problem solve.
  2. We will tip, tumble, awaken. A collective realization.
  3. The joy in my niece’s eyes when she dips her feet in the cool waters of a slow-moving river.
  4. The conversation is more frequent, louder and as vibrant as it’s ever been.
  5. My Mom squeezed my hand and said There are more good people in the world than bad.

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