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Nov
09

How Not to See an Elephant

Sometimes this world is weirder than I ever imagined. I was reading the newspaper and came upon the following headline: Couple sideswipes runaway elephant. WHAT??  I read the story and I just had to write about it.  What I came up with is far from a “great” poem, but it was fun to write (as doing writing assignments usually is) and I got a free-verse poem that the non-poets in my family were able to read without breaking out in hives. Anyway, I figured maybe other people might get a kick out of writing from a headline, as an “assignment,” and might get a kick out of my poem too:


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