Find a factual article about an animal. A Wikipedia article or something from National Geographic would do nicely – just make sure it repeats the name of the animal a lot. Now, go back through the text and replace the name of the animal with something else – it could be something very abstract, like “sadness” or “my heart,” or something more concrete, like “the streetlight outside my window that won’t stop blinking.” You should wind up with some very funny and even touching combinations, which you can then rearrange and edit into a poem.NaPoWriMo2021 – Day Twenty-Four Official Prompt
The original paragraph for this found poem is from Craig Welch’s Geographical National Article ‘Groundbreaking Effort Launched To Decode Whale Languages‘. I’ve added in line breaks, and blacked out some words, but I’ve no new words or punctuation have been included.