Wool Vs. Cotton

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2016 Chapbook Challenge – Day 15

For today’s prompt, we’re on our third two-for-Tuesday prompt. So pick one, combine both prompts into one poem, or write two (or more) different poems. Here are the prompts:

. Write a natural poem. A poem about something natural. It could be a natural way of living, something made of natural materials, nature itself, or some other spin. Or…
. Write an unnatural poem. Take the natural prompt and spin it around the other way. Maybe this means writing a poem about processed food, supernatural apparitions, or some other unnatural object.

Hay(na)ku – six word stanzas, 1,2,3 or 3,2,1

Shame
you wear
scratchy wool sweaters

I prefer cotton–
soft, comfortable,
cozy

You say
this wool
feels smooth, warm

I touch it,
a rash
results

Perhaps
I am
a delicate woman

We must slake
our thirsts
elsewhere

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are in the process of returning to New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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