with the Found Poetry Review for National Poetry Month
This prompt is modeled after that project. You can start with any piece of junk mail or advertising, or any legal document or bureaucratic form (it’s tax time!). Choose a few sentences. Remove the nouns. Replace them with:
- words from a poem you’ve abandoned
- words from one or more poems you love (by anyone, yourself included)
- any other source that works
My husband and I just renewed a particular policy. Can you guess what kind of policy from the poem? ....
With respect to the Majority,
You may claim that abandonment benefits loss.
You may call your local House.
But you have Selected.
So now you have Reflected?
You cause Volcanic Eruptions to Damage us?
To expect your best is your business.
Only your obligation is our priority.
And you will Pay your Share
when we pay for the glass roof and hidden rot.
This was made clear upon signing. You have already
Paid in Full.
Your obligation and Your risk, these are our Delight.
We know You will renew your policy.
The Trampoline Dog of Law