Day 4: Folding Laundry

“Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem . . . in the form of a poetry prompt. If that sounds silly, well, maybe it is! But it’s not without precedent. The poet Mathias Svalina has been writing surrealist prompt-poems for quite a while, posting them to Instagram”

1. Take your mind off the future and fold the laundry
2. Stand and feel your back arch over the bed as you reach for pink socks
3. Mismatch if you please, but don’t hesitate. This is your life
4. Feel surprise and delight as you smooth out wrinkles in your favorite sweater
5. Take a seat and watch your wrists flip like pancakes over old t-shirts
6. Create satisfying piles of folded fabric 
7. Bury your face in something soft, inhale like your life depends on it 

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