Day 11 poetry prompt

On day 7 we, as our persona, wrote a letter to a friend.

For today’s poem, the person writes a letter to an antagonist or rival.

A side question:

Do you say persona or person? I realize I keep switching back and forth. It’s a persona poem–but in some cases, the persona was a person. Or am I overthinking this?

A minor confession:

I confess that when I first thought of this prompt, my persona’s rival was Ann Rutledge, even though Ann was already dead. Why? Based on the poem by Edgar Lee Masters in Spoon River Anthology.

One Reply to “Day 11 poetry prompt”

  1. Favorite lines:

    but when the trees’ night-shadows
    tell old tales, the moon a cradle
    for the past, I know you walk his thoughts.

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