Day 21: NaPoWriMO18

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

Who’s the fairest of them all?

Well, who do you think? It is me,

who stares at my reflection, it is all I can see,

While the world is  besmirched, with a heavy sigh,

Dark waters swirl into an eddy. It is I,

And I alone, whose glorious reflection mocks

Those around me, as I knock

It all down the drain.


And now for our (optional) prompt. In her interview, Brim provides us with several suggestions for generative writing exercises, and we’d like to challenge to today to tackle her third one, which is based in the myth of Narcissus. After reading the myth, try writing a poem that plays with the myth in some way. For example, you could imagine that imagine the water is speaking to you, the narcissus flower. Or you could write a poem in which the narcissus berates the Kardashians for stealing their neurosis. Or a poem that comments on the narcissism of our time, i.e. beauty and body obsession, etc.