Time to break out your Trivial Pursuit game.
Find a piece of trivia. Write a poem where this trivia becomes essential to the exitence of the piece, or provides a doorway into the poem.
Find a way for it to become the heartbeat of the poem, the one fact that leads to a deeper understanding of something else.
You can lead off with it, or find it along the way. It may take you a couple stabs at generating trivia, so here are a couple places to find them:
The Random Trivia Generator *hit Refresh to find more and more trivia*
Trivia of the Day *collections of trivia stretching back a faily long way*
119 Amazing Facts *some tidbits tossed together for National Trivia Day*
Who knew there was a National Trivia Day?
Also, check out A Whale's Heart by Mathew Minicucci. I love his name.