Past his Prime

For today’s prompt from Robert Lee Brewer’s Write Better Poetry blog, write a prime number poem. That is, I want you to somehow incorporate a prime number into your poem. You could include a prime number in the title of your poem or use one in the poem itself. Or write a poem that has a prime number of lines per stanza or for the entire poem.

Past his Prime

Won the lottery— drove fast— lived big— my buds laughed
too hard when I spent the rest on a replica One Ring— now I’m
free to smoke the morning away in my idling pickup truck

I’ve eaten the biggest burger they sell— extra cheese
heaven is coming soon and for me it will be sexy
Elven maidens fighting over who gets to bring me another beer

Tried to be clever with this one to fulfill the prompt but maybe I’m too clever for my own good. Please note the first words of each line.

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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6 Responses to Past his Prime

  1. JeanMarie says:

    WTF ;)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lisa Tomey says:

    Twisty and fun.

    Liked by 1 person

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