Would bad poetry be any more appealing if it came with the opportunity to win a $150 Visa gift card? Now’s your chance to find out! Read this poem, aloud if you wish, take this survey, send your answer to the last question and a short poem of your own to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: “Visa Poetry”) and you might win $150.
by Vance DePolyp
O sweet morning,
a canary weeps
for the loss of another night.
Brap, brapp, brappa-lappa-lap
is the sound of the garbage truck
as it pootyloots along the street.
I want a sandwich.
That wasn’t so bad, was it? Remember, to enter this contest for a $150 Visa gift card, take this survey and send your answer to the last question to email@example.com (subject line: “Visa Poetry”), along with a short poem of your own. We will subjectively choose one winner (because art’s all subjective, man).
Standard contest rules apply. Only open to US residents. If the survey link is not working, you can still enter by sending your poem to Gawker Media, Attn: Visa Poetry, 114 Fifth Ave., 2nd fl., New York, NY 10011. This contest began on 5/13/16 at 4pm Eastern and ends on 5/22/16 at 11:59pm Eastern.
Photo by Ivan.