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Typhoid Mary

For today’s prompt, write an isolation poem. – and – Let’s try an “If-Then” poem. Typhoid Mary Pretend we’re living in a sci-fi horror novel by King or Crichton and there’s a plague sweeping the world and we must isolate … Continue reading

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Spring Sonnet

For today’s prompt, write a poem that uses the following six words: bump, embrace, fixture, howl, lonely and resolve. Spring Sonnet Spring is closing in around me. The leaves droop claustrophobic from their branches— an unwanted embrace on my walks … Continue reading

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Rosetta Stone

For today’s prompt, write a message poem. – and – For today’s prompt let’s try a history poem. Rosetta Stone Just another hunk of rock for the stone carvers, another stele for the temple, inscribe the decree of the Pharaoh … Continue reading

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The New Normal

For today’s prompt, write an exotic poem. The New Normal That new dancer has some style legs as long as night I wonder how high her heels are within those Tyvek boots Clear plastic in all the right places crinkling … Continue reading

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The Last Pig

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “The Last (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. – and – Today let’s write a piggy poem. … Continue reading

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Dream Journal

For today’s prompt, write a dream poem. Dream Journal I dreamt of you again last night it wasn’t you exactly but I knew it was you anyway We were walking down a road old trees to either side a canopy … Continue reading

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Mirror

For today’s poetry prompt let’s try a mirror poem. Mirror I prefer bathroom mirrors that are medicine cabinet doors— three sections fold to produce an infinity when in proper configuration. Light is stranger than fiction— photons bouncing between silvered glass … Continue reading

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My Purpose

For today’s prompt, write a purpose poem. My Purpose Poets proclaim their purpose is poetry— I know better. We’re all just strands of DNA trying to spread our spawn, not much different from a virus. Love is just chemicals, naturally … Continue reading

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Spirit of Easter

For today’s prompt, write a spirit poem. Trigger warning: this poem is probably blasphemous but it’ll be pretty far down the list of my mortal sins so enjoy! Spirit of Easter Jesus screwed up the Resurrection. He was supposed to … Continue reading

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Roadtrip

For today’s prompt, write a control poem. Roadtrip This fly got into my car while I stopped to refuel. I didn’t notice for miles down the strident interstate until he started battering his multifaceted eyes against the windows. I cracked … Continue reading

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