This exercise grew out of the previous one about directly addressing an inanimate object. In this exercise, you will write from the point of view of an unexpected object. Here are a few examples:
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse in Your Soul : This song is entirely from the perspective of a nightlight.
Korn - Take Me : Written from the point of view of a drug that is taunting or tempting an addict
Marcy Playground - The Plant Song : This one is iffy, but it seems at least some of it is written from the point of view of a plant (or a person in an altered state wondering about feeling like a plant).
Weakerthans - Plea from a Cat Named Virtute : Kind of obvious, but from a cat’s point of view. While a cat is not inanimate, it does give us an unexpected point of view.
Mountain Goats - Supergenesis : From the point of view of the snake in the Garden of Eden.
So, for this exercise, write from the point of view of an unexpected object. It doesn’t have to be inanimate, but it can be. Write a little excerpt from a strange point of view. It can be in lines or paragraph form. Again, maybe note the object and intention below the writing to help us reading.