Oulipost Warmup #1: Phoenix pit pit Phoenix

Phoenix pit pit Phoenix Project
pit Phoenix

PM — pit Phoenix past petitions
pit-bull potential
pet past people

public pro-boy
pro-dog peppered
participated
pay petition put
Phoenix put

public people playing past
present pulled

permanent people — professionals — physician —
plastic professionals

petition

pit pit provoked
people put

pro-Mickey pro-Kevin project
provides

parent

pouring

posted

page

policy Pit
polarizing put
public prepared
properly pit
pets proper past public

perceptions pit president
practices
professional Phoenix priority priorities

playing prison pit

post photos

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OULIPOST PROMPT:

WARM-UP #1: TAUTOGRAM
Compose a poem whose words — or at least the principal ones — all begin with the same letter. The words must be sourced from your newspaper.

SOURCE TEXT:  “Mauling of Phoenix boy keys debate over fate of pit bull.”  Michelle Ye Hee Lee. The Republic.  Tuesday, March 11, 2014. http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/20140311pit-bull-mauling-phopenix-boy-debate-over-fate.html

NOTES:  With a sigh, I note that this is actually yesterday’s news — but it was at the top of today’s spread online.  It is actually a heart-rending story (and I come out as pro-boy and pro-Kevin).  I felt a  bit guilty as I extracted all the words beginning with P, from the title through the “You might also like..” titles at the bottom.  I was surprised at how much of the story came through the key words.  I could have written an entirely different poem from this prompt, using words from multiple stories and even using the same-letter words only for principal words.   But I like how this came out.

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