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Monday Poetry Prompt: Extraneous


This week let’s write an extraneous poem. I am of the opinion that a poem should have the precise number of words required, no more, no less, but we can still write about the extraneous things cluttering our lives. Post your hat on a cat in the comments below.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


6 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Extraneous

  1. Crouched in the scraggly, wilted weeds
    growing under the weathered, faded, splintered wooden fence
    crouched a feral feline, dirty, bedraggled and thin.
    A few hand painted ceramic bowls
    of expensive, premium cat food
    he had been trapped and transformed
    into a floufy, poufy, prince of a puss.

    Author’s note: I needed every one of these adjectives. Not a one is “extraneous.”

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by JeanMarie | September 1, 2020, 3:26 AM

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