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!).
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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