However difficult a door may be to open,
once you find the key it becomes easy.
Prompt: “This poem was written in response to a picture of a door posted to Instagram by the poet Adam Clay.”
—from Rattle #81, Fall 2023
Tribute to Prompt Poems
Caitlin Buxbaum: “Prompts have a way of pulling poems out of me, like the needle that pushes a splinter from the skin; the further the prompt is from the ideas I most need to express, the more likely it is to get those words on paper. I don’t know if any of that makes sense.” (web)