Poetry challenge from Kip Wilson: write a poem using ten words you highlight from any news article, to make something not so happy something happy.

Article:
The New Yorker – April 29, 2019
Dept. of Shoe Leather, “Hideous,” p. 21
Words Highlighted:
Yellow rain slicker
Red stripes
Aviator sunglasses
Slicked-back hair
Scronched
Pummelled
Plane-sized
Pretzels

The Red Sunglasses
scronched hair depends
upon
red aviator
sunglasses
pummelled with plane-sized
pretzels
beside the yellow
rain slicker
-Kim Johnson
*Patterned after William Carlos Williams’
“The Red Wheelbarrow”

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