Prompt: Write a three stanza poem. The first stanza must end with the word "block", the second with "Tulane" and the third with "February".
Source: We did this on the first in my creative writing class.
Response: A Walk in February
Masochistic pinstripes drip
down his legs, leaving sprinkles
of masochism all down the block.
A little child might come lick
up, lap up, the stripey streaks
that speckle the sidewalks near Tulane.
The pinstripes melt masochistically
down his legs in rivulets -
the laving rivers, too hot for February.
Notes: Because my creative writing class just moved into our poetry section, my penance prompts will probably all be poems.