Childhood Lessons

The latest prompt I have for you is inspired by Cortney Lamar Charleston’s Lesson for Cortney.

Try writing a poem in the voice of someone speaking to a small child. What sort of things do they explain to the child? What judgements do they place on the world around them (that’s bad, that’s good, etc.)? Try to remember things you learned as a child, or instead, you can think of a child in your life who extracts truths (or lies) from you.

Also check out the poet’s new book, Doppelgangbanger, from Haymarket Books.

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