By Thomas Page

I am student teaching a senior level class in Washington, DC. They have to write some poems on these prompts. I decided to try all 30 of them. However, I will not say what the prompt was but what it number was.

Prompt #10

The poet’s sin is pride because he

believes that he is all that and

a bag of chips, as my drama

teacher used to say to boastful students

on her stage on their phones, hands

on hips as they chit the

chatted like I now to you

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