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.
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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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Originally published at http://linesbyleon.com on April 5, 2021.