Written for: Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 9
For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) If (blank),” replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Run If You’re Being Chased,” “Animals Are Cute If They’re Not Mine,” “I Am Ready To Eat If There’s Food Around,” and “Poem If You Need To.”
If pigs were gifted set of wings
they could start flying.
Would they choose a destination
to mask the smell of former sty,
Would the gifted shun those other
pigs who chose to stay and root ’round
in mud, grunting until they found
corncobs to chew? Well, I wonder.