[Apologies if this turns up twice for some people – it disappeared around midday, so I reposted.]
Your first exercise is to write a poem about a time when you were locked out – maybe of your house, your car, the bathroom, your dorm, whatever. And yes, you may invent an occasion if you’ve never had the experience.
Make sure you include some information about the time of day, where and when in your life this happened, why you’ve been locked out, as well as sensory information. Who else was there? Who wasn’t there? And why?
Optional extra rules: as today is Day Seven of the lockdown in New Zealand, use multiples of seven for your poem’s structure – seven stanzas, and each stanza either seven words or seven syllables long.