Inside Out

Poem for April 1, 2021

Thursday, April 1, 2021/Categories: Entries

Inside Out


See the prompt for today below - and if possible, give yourself a 5 minute break and watch the link, if you have. little more time, grab a cup of tea, coffee or beverage of your choice and really lean into the video - try to clear your mind before you click play.

And without further ado, our daily prompt (optional, as always)! Sometimes, writing poetry is a matter of getting outside of your own head, and learning to see the world in a new way. To an extent, you have to “derange” yourself – make the world strange, and see it as a stranger might. To help you do that, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem inspired by this animated version of “Seductive Fantasy” by Sun Ra and his Arkestra. If you don’t feel after watching it a little bit like the top of your head’s been taken off, and your thoughts given a good stir – well, maybe you are already living in a state of heightened poetic awareness!


InSiDe OuT
Turn us inside out
and ask one simple question
are you still racist

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