“I Am Now in Love with _____”

A prompt featuring Kathleen Balma's "Sonnet after Watching Blue Planet II"

Inspired by Kathleen Balma’s “Sonnet after Watching Blue Planet II,” write a defamiliarized, shattered, and/or pseudo-sonnet that is also an ekphrastic poem—but instead of responding to a painting, speak to a film or TV series. The only other stipulations are as follows:

a) Instead of providing a final rhyming couplet, rhyme the first and last line of the poem; and

b. Somewhere in your poem, employ the sentence “I am now in love with __________,” and fill in the blank with something portrayed in your chosen film or TV show.