Get Vaccinated!

Here’s today’s prompt from Robert Lee Brewer’s Write Better Poetry blog: take the phrase “Get (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Get Smart,” “Get Incredibly Overwhelmed by the Beauty of Spring,” and/or “Get This Poem Written.” Hope you’ve been getting something out of this year’s challenge; I know it’s been firing me up.

Get vaccinated!
I won’t be keeping a social distance
and we won’t be wearing masks
nothing will come between our lips

Get ready!
I’ve been cooped up for more than a year
frustration like a pressure cooker
simmering— about to erupt

Get Naked!
I’ve gone crazy from lack of touch
my hands will slide along every inch
of your skin savoring the heat
and smooth intoxication of your body

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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7 Responses to Get Vaccinated!

  1. Lisa Tomey says:

    Sounds like a good incentive!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I did it and it’s making me so sick 🤒

    Liked by 1 person

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