Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 333

For today’s prompt, write an exhaustion poem. Luckily, I set my prompts for the rest of the year a while back, because today I really have been exhausted (two naps already). But don’t leave exhaustion to sleepiness; there’s also exhausting all your options and car exhaust. And I’m sure something else.


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Here’s my attempt at an Exhaustion poem:

“as the storm rages”

the wren fights the wind
to the porch railing
as if life depends
on finding somewhere
to grasp and hold tight
until the winds have
exhausted themselves


Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.


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