A fellow Slicer recently posted a found poem using the news as her source. I thought it sounded like fun, so I’m giving it a try.
Missy Elliott, number 3 out of 25.
Divines the future.
“Save the Humans” on her jacket.
In a climate of uncertainty and fear,
An alien message of hope, and a
Get up in the morning, rise-and-grind style.
Willfully warped nouns.
A far cooler way of going about life and language.
Bends time to her will.
This poem was inspired by the NYT Magazine’s “25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music is Going” (March 12, 2017). The author of the Missy Elliott piece is Julianne Escobedo Shepherd. She gave me some great lines to “find.”