Weekly Writing Prompt: Have Some Lines

I have a file on my computer where I put lines I loved from poems that otherwise didn’t work and got discarded. I like to peruse this list of lines sometimes, to see if they generate fresh ideas. This week, I thought I’d take a stanza from a poem I got rid of, and offer it up to you. Steal it, modify it, do whatever you want. It’s yours!

I’m not sure if there are
really this many stars out
here, or if it’s just
the double vision from the beer.

3 thoughts on “Weekly Writing Prompt: Have Some Lines


    He stumbles from the bar,
    not knowing if the sky has this many stars,
    or the beer gave him double vision.
    Most likely, it’s the latter, he thinks,
    as his legs give way–darkness envelops him.


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