Poetry writing prompt: Snowball effect

A black-and-white pencil illustration of a rolling snowball.

Ever heard of a snowball poem? It’s a constraint in which a poem starts with a one-letter word and each word after it grows in size by one letter (a two-letter word, followed by a three-letter word, etc.). Write your own snowball and see how far you can get – you can always reverse the process halfway through and start shrinking words by one letter if you like.