April 19, 2013: Tresha Haefner

Make a list of all the unusual items in your bedroom. The mismatched Christmas socks under the bed, an old wedding bouquet from your second cousin’s first wedding, the bowl of hazelnuts you keep next to your bed for a snack.

Now think of your least favorite animal. Write it down as well.

Using at least 5 items from your list, write a poem that beings “Last night I dreamed that (your animal of choice) got into my room and . . .” go from there.

Submitted by Tresha Haefner from Los Angeles, California

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