The Race

NaPoWriMo 2022 – April 15

This one may seem counter-intuitive, but today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem about something you have absolutely no interest in. This isn’t quite the same, I think, as something you’re indifferent to. For example, I have absolutely no interest in investment strategy. Anytime anyone tries to tell me about it, I want to put my fingers in my ears and go “lalalalalala.” My brain tries to shut down! This is honestly kind of funny, and I think this prompt has value precisely because it invites you to investigate some of the “why” behind resolutely not giving two hoots about something.


And around.

Always turning… left?


The attraction fails
to drive me.

Confederate flags flutter
from the fingers
of frenzied fans…

NASCAR was born
in the prohibition era.

Fast cars.
Quicker Liquor.

Dec 5, 1933
ends that particular race,

So an older battle cry re-erupts.

January 31, 1865
ends an era, but not a Race.

This race needs a winner.

And hatred

to The Race.

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