Nudge: A popular poetry writing exercise is to start every line with “because.” Write a “reasons why” poem using this exercise. The subject can be anything from why you stopped smoking to why you’ll never eat head cheese (or, for that matter, why you love it). After you’ve let the rough poem sit for a few days, write a second version, taking out each “because.” Consider such elements as rhythm and sound when deciding which version you prefer.
Why I Didn’t Finish the 25-Mile Charity Walk in 1975
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