A Community Write
Pip's English 10 read Levine's "Don't Ask" on day one of the 2023/24 school year. Among other things, the poem examines the complex nature of our complex relationships. Our primary focus was on the first two lines. Below are the student creations/reactions. They not only wrote questions, they offered possible responses or answers. Enjoy What did the mouse ask of the trap? What did the wound say to the knife? What does bread sing to wine & soap to water? — Philip Levine, "Don't Ask" What does the shark say to the tuna? You look delicious. What did the goat sing to the shears? Will I look nice? Frank Mendoza
What did the ear say to the earring ? Stop shining ! What does the baseball say to the bat ? Make me disappear. Anthony Sands
What did the wall ask of the wallpaper? Please let me see again. What did the car’s accelerator say to the foot? Why are you pushing me so hard? Zainab Aslam What did the drawing say to the crayon? Make it look nice. What did the grass plead to the dog? Please don't poop on me. Katherine Quintanilla Lazo
What did the robber ask the policeman? Can I please remain a freeman? What did the leaves tell fall? Don’t make me leave my tree! Brihanna Floyd What did the deer say to the hunter? Out of all the deer, you chose me. What did the broken window ask the rock? Who threw you? Ben Renick What did the punching bag ask the puncher ? Where did the violence come from? What di d the pan say to the fryer? Don’t burn me. Angel Quintanilla Lazo What did the alarm say to the human? Am I too loud? What did the wood say to the woodchipper? Will It hurt me? Charly Gonzalez Chavez What did the heart say to the mind? Do I trust you ? What did the body ask the soul! Are we one together? Nowarh Letren What did the garbage ask the garbage truck? Is this a party bus? What did the earbuds say to the ear? This place is disgusting. Bryan Mendoza Molina What did the lead say to the pencil? Moments ago I was a piece of you. What did the liquor store say to the kids ? No minors allowed. Ruben Romero What did the hair ask of the scissors? Don't cut off the memories. What did the fist say to the face? I hate you. Mario Arzu
Pip's English 10 read Levine's "Don't Ask" on day one of the 2023/24 school year. Among other things, the poem examines the complex...