Weekend Workout: Pimp Your First Lines

So, you’re probably asking me: all these exercises generating and working spontaneously off of first lines, what practical application does that have? I’m glad you asked! For one thing, Tupelo Press is having a contest where you must select a line from Anne Marie Rooney’s poem: Last Evening: Index of first lines, which is, of course, a poem made up of first lines (you can find the poem on the contest page). The first lines don’t look familiar to me, so I’m not sure if she “borrowed” them from other people’s poetry, or her own discarded ones. There are no rules other than you must use one of the lines from her first lines poem as your first line. It’s $15 to enter up to 3 poems. Part of my own workout this weekend is...