Prompt for May 20 – Virtual Didier Dumas

The World Is Your ______

I like oysters, but not everyone does . . . and regardless, I don’t aspire to interact with the world as if it were a legless, semi-ambulatory saltwater mollusk that is only .01% likely to spit pearls. Meet me in the morning with wild tail-thumping and sloppy kisses; ask me for walks, food puzzles, and belly rubs; if I show up to play, let the world delight and surprise me with all the ways in which it is good!

What beast of a world do you (or your fictional characters, or your poetic persona) wrestle and play with? Or do you slurp it up with a little cocktail sauce and a squirt of lemon?

Use the prompt to inspire your work in any form (poetry or prose; fiction of any genre; creative nonfiction, essay, or memoir).

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