Sometimes writing is hard because you don’t know what to write about.
Sure, the super talented folks like to go with the flow and somehow produce cohesive work, the rest of us humans need actual ideas.
Writing for prompts also allows an artist to own their skill. Having the ability to write outside of “inspiration” is a valuable tool. Sometimes thing’s won’t move us, but that doesn’t mean the topic isn’t relevant to somebody else.
Being a poet means claiming the ability to move someone else. This should not rely on our emotions, but unique understanding of language and love for language.
You will be surprised what ‘boring’ topics can be made interesting if you try.
So today, let’s write a poem on going to the laundromat ! ( I say this because my broken machine has been taken away and I now must venture into the great unknown to wash a family of four’s week of laundry. Pray for me.)
I will post mine in the comments, add yours. GOOD LUCK.