You have circles of friends, work colleagues, and acquaintances, don’t you? Do you have people you play sports with or cards with? People you go shopping with? People in book clubs you discuss books with?
Pick one of your social circles and write a poem about the circle itself and the people in it. Write about what it means to you and what the people mean to you.
Don’t name names; keep it anonymous. Oh, and be truthful but kind.
You’re not feeling this prompt?
OK; how ’bout writing a poem about one of your social circles years ago, in high school, college, or grad school?
Andrew Shattuck McBride