I wander unknown streets, pavement hard beneath my feet. City detritus blows in wintry wind, dust and grime of the sinned against and sinning, surviving in brick and cement, not living. Lost like a dog or cat, snow in my hair, I feel as if I was never there. Just a ghost in the burbs, I give you chills, blowing ice berry kisses to fields and hills.
Kim M. Russell, 3rd January 2023
Image by Aaron Wilson on Unsplash
This Tuesday at the dVerse Poets Pub, Merril is our Poetics host and asks: Are you listening? She says that, at the end of the year, there are many lists of the best of this or that. She was struck by the New York Times list of best podcasts of 2022, which can easily be inserted into a poem. To make it an even ten, Merril has added the title of the first podcast she remembers listening to, Serial, as well as This American Life, and her favourite podcast, Ghosts in the Burbs.
Our challenge is to choose at least two titles from the list and write a poem including the exact words of the titles within the poem. The word order of the title must be retained, but we can punctuate the longer ones. The poem can be in any style or form, and we may also use podcast titles as the titles of our poems.