OULIPOST POEM 23: a 14-YEAR-OLD LIGHT-HEADED MINOR

Today’s prompt from the Found Poetry Review’s Oulipost Project: Inventory!

Choose a newspaper article or passage from a newspaper article and ‘inventory’ the nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, articles, etc. Bonus points for creative presentation of your final lists.

I used words from an article about a boy who stuck a paper clip in an electrical outlet at school.  Because…such beauty.

a 14-YEAR-OLD LIGHT-HEADED MINOR

an electric shock boy

an outlet condition today

the police

in Kenilworth

but Lt. Timothy Dowd

and David Brearley Middle

to hands

and boy

was damage

was burns

by Dowd

and precaution

the High School

and scene

was paramedics

to Elizabeth

in Dowd

the Kenilworth Rescue Squad

to

the Kenilworth Fire Department

as

a school student

the St. Barnabus Medical Center

which

will:

(suffered stuck said lives attends suffered feeling treated taken said responded suffered repaired said).

Source:

Wright-Piersanti, Tom. “Kenilworth student burned after sticking paper clip into outlet.” The Star-Ledger (via NJ.com). 23 Apr 2014. http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2014/04/kenilworth_student_burned_after_sticking_paperclip_into_outlet.html#incart_river

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