From the NAPOWRIMO.NET website, from the Day 1:  “Continuing with the theme of firsts, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that has the same first line as another poem.”                                                                                                                                              

Like an idiot –  or a fool –  I have chosen Byron’s “She walks in beauty, like the night.” You should know that this isn’t edited. I just take the lid off and write. Later… I edit. So, what you’re going to be getting during National Poetry Writing Month is raw stuff. Just so you’ll know.

She walks in beauty, like the night
like a harlot.
Ragged clothing and
hair gone wild,
head full of crank.
Exaggerated strut
like a rattling lure
calling big mouth bass
to their doom:
no guarantee of safety
when you troll
these waters.    
Only a fool goes
fishing in  the desert.



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