Poem-A-Day Challenge: Day 28

April is National Poetry Month so I’m tackling the Writer’s Digest 2019 April PAD Challenge hosted by Robert Lee Brewer.

Today’s prompt: Write a remix poem. That is, remix one of your poems from earlier in the month. There are many ways to do this. Turn a free verse poem into a traditional form (using lines from the original poem). Or use erasure to cut down a long poem into a short one. Or expand a short poem into a longer version. Get creative with it.

Image based on photo by Roman Mager / Unsplash

Image based on photo by Roman Mager / Unsplash


Ten years
and we say:
Mind the still Truth,
the started road,
the forced loyalty—
how it is
hidden and always,
the two a measure equal to love.

And the common question now is:
What of before?
The attempted discerning,
the shape of congruence?
Any equation
numbers the specific after.

But what to tell you?
God is so tender,
His sincere cascades and
steady fidelity
so irrational,
relentlessly for all.
Never tell us we’re not
very much—
we will draw near