Have you ever noticed how private
a wet tree is
a curtain of razor blades
Love me because nothing happens.
— Leonard Cohen, from Parasites of Heaven
Write a poem or story that begins with “Have you ever noticed…”
Make it ten lines long.
Include an unlikely metaphor, this to say, use an image in such a way as to reverse its usual associative qualities. (i.e. wet tree as a curtain of razor blades).
Use one example of synaesthesia (mixing the senses).
Include a stranger.
Include the colour purple.