all the other beasts

inhabit the beauty that lives in your beastly body and strive to see the beauty in all the other beasts.
cheryl strayed

I'm trying out the November Poem-A-Day Challenge run by Writer's Digest. Each day in November, they post a poetry writing prompt. At the end of the month, you gather your best 10-20 poems and submit them for consideration to be published as a chapbook (a small, pocket-sized book) of poetry by Writer's Digest. You can read my poems below! 

EDIT JANUARY 2014: Well, as you can tell I only made it about halfway through the month's challenge. I meant to catch up, but between holidays/work/sickness/life-you-know I never was able to. However, I'm proud to have written sixteen new poems in the month and look forward to eventually revising them!

day 1: glass boy prompt: appear

day 1: glass boy
prompt: appear

day 2: beast prompt: news of the day

day 2: beast
prompt: news of the day

day 3: old days prompt: last time i was here

day 3: old days
prompt: last time i was here

day 4: grey sheets prompt: "____" sheet

day 4: grey sheets
prompt: "____" sheet

day 5: outlaw star prompt: conceal/unconceal

day 5: outlaw star
prompt: conceal/unconceal

day 6: the king of knives prompt: from someone else's perspective

day 6: the king of knives
prompt: from someone else's perspective

day 7: the fall prompt: hardship

day 7: the fall
prompt: hardship

day 8: the bone key prompt: inanimate object

day 8: the bone key
prompt: inanimate object

day 9: the other world awake prompt: "the other ____"

day 9: the other world awake
prompt: "the other ____"

day 10: warm winter prompt: something sweet

day 10: warm winter
prompt: something sweet

day 11: the messenger prompt: an image

day 11: the messenger
prompt: an image

day 12: how to prompt: happiest/saddest moment

day 12: how to
prompt: happiest/saddest moment

day 13: buried in summer prompt: self-help

day 13: buried in summer
prompt: self-help

day 14: circle around the stars prompt: exploration

day 14: circle around the stars
prompt: exploration

day 15: what stayed prompt: what "____"

day 15: what stayed
prompt: what "____"

day 16: the evolution of us / no shelter prompt: halfway

day 16: the evolution of us / no shelter
prompt: halfway