30/30: Day Twenty-Eight

Two days left!

Today's poem was written in response to a prompt for my friend and fellow Kundiman fellow, Soham Patel, who is also the world's best hype-woman (punctuating all correspondence with wonderfully timed YEAHs!).

Her prompt from the Fireside: Kundiman Poetry Blog included some of the following (you should go read the whole thing and her poem, too!):

Conduct a “Google Image” search that looks something like this:

“portraits of __[patels]___”  …

but insert instead any one of your names or family names (your sir name or your good name - mother’s/maiden or middle).  Of course you might see yourself. 

This is the portrait I chose.

Soham's prompt also included this amazing video (which, I highly recommend watching):

As of 4:23 PST, my poem's not posted yet, but here's a sneak peak:

I think we could be friends,

Catherine Brooke Peñaloza Ptzak.

I see your penchant for cool glasses,

your easy smile and defined chin.

My Mommy Minda—maybe, she is ours

has a chin that juts from her face

that same way, like an exclamation. 

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