My own idea today...to take a line from a song and write a poem around it. I also happened to take little splices of the song here and there and rearrange them into the poem. Take from it what you will...
You need the darkness if you want to see stars
An echo through the humid air. An ache deep
in shins keeps you grounded, keeps you hidden
from the passing cars and the sound of the
mailman delivering bills and death notices.
At night, between the raindrops and floating
pieces of tree sheddings, you crane your head
up into the night's thickness, look for intervention,
seek a solace only solitude can provide. Over and
over, you cut at scars, hide out in your trenches.
Erase the pieces you despise, one by one.