(1) Acing an exam never studied for while everyone else failed. (2) A tagged photo of your ex and she’s fat. (3) A cute young acquaintance kisses your cheek goodbye on a day you felt ugly. (4) Your thesis adviser saying “For Binding.” (5) First exhale of 420. (6) Whenever you try to figure out why she said “I do.” (7) A young boy giving alms to an old beggar even when no one’s watching. (8) Perfectly-made homecooked fries right off the deep frier. (9) Commissions falling on your lap daily. (10) Multiple orgasms. (11) The clicking sound as you turn the key for the very first time on a car. (12) You’re trending. (13) A perfect snowman. (14) Someone texting on a boring Saturday night. (15) Solving a mystery novel or film before the protagonist does.
This is the 100 Songs Project, a 100-day writing challenge based on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs. Every day, I write a short poem, prose piece, or play based on, reacting to, rejecting, accepting, or doing something related to one of the songs in the top 100 list.
- Swinging on a Star (deelaytful.com)
- Theme from Shaft (deelaytful.com)
- Days of Wine and Roses (deelaytful.com)