NaPoWriMo : Day 5

Leon Stevens
2 min readApr 5, 2021

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.

I will be posting my poems here: I hope you will drop by!


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Leon Stevens

Leon Stevens is a writer, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education.