Here is my poem from prompt #25. Today we were asked to scan the headlines and write a poem quickly, in a free form structure. My poem came from reading an article about Serena Williams in The Guardian and took me about 30 minutes to write.
Serena Williams Quotes Poetry to Racist Bully
Maya would be proud of your sassiness
and not because you are number one in the world
but because you still rise like air
and because you have paid attention
to what the women before you are saying
that when they go low
you go high.
in the face of a bully
asked the question again—
Why are you beset with gloom?
when you heard his words
I don’t need this bullshit
but chose a different path—
paved in poem.
Yours in poetry,