Write a modern sonnet in which the turn signifies the difference between what you wanted and what you got.
For example, in Patricia Smith’s “One Little Good Thing About It”
“We wanted rippling rivers on each foot, taps on our
heels, yellow scalloped Easter socks.”
irons in the gaslight, scorched flattened crowns.”
The modern sonnet doesn’t need to rhyme, but it should follow the model of a sonnet, expressing a lyric with a story-like progression. It should have 13 lines.
Submitted by Danielle Mitchell
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