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NaPoWriMo: Day 25

I am participating in National Poetry Writing Month, where the goal is to write one poem a day for 30 days. During the month of April, I will be using the writing prompts at ReadWritePoem.org and posting the results.


Day twenty-five prompt (how-to)


Write a “how-to” poem.


Need some inspiration? Freewrite a list of all the things you wish you knew how to do. Pick one and write a poem about it. Brainstorm a list of things that are impossible to do. Choose one and write a poem about how to do it. Open a cook book. Choose a recipe. Using the recipe format, insert your own instructions for something completely different. Turn a meatloaf recipe into “how to get a date.”



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The Stylist's Secret Name

It's a good thing I left early for my hair appointment this morning. I had left a little extra time to hit an ATM on the way, but I didn't count on a truck blocking my one-way, one-lane street near the end. I had to back up to a cross street so that I could get on my way.


You would have thought they could have placed a sawhorse at the intersection, stationed a flag person. But apparently, nobody considered doing that. I had to gesture to two vehicles behind me, telling them to turn, as well.


That's OK. I must be the only woman in the world who doesn't enjoy having my hair done. Every time I go in, I get nervous, wondering if I'm giving the hair dresser good instructions. Even though I rely on her expertise, I know she follows my wishes, and I always wonder if I'm making good choices.


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