Follow_Kokopelli_to_Starbucks!_(2528745001)Tonight I hosted a prompt workshop where five poets and I wrote to random prompts supplied by glow-in-the-dice. We had enough time to write eight poems to the following prompts: family, intellect, Taurus or amethyst or February, Parade Amoureuse, words starting with KO, Earth, thick promotion motion and sober.

For the words starting with KO prompt, I chose to write about Kokopelli.

Dance through your abandoned village,
your family dead
from blankets
or gunpowder
or alcohol.

Play your pipe and dance
while the pale invaders
turn your land
into mini-malls
and subdivisions

and you into a registered trademark.

Thank you to my fellow prompt poets. We got some good work done tonight!

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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