For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Last (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Possible titles include: “Last Word,” “Last Card Catalog,” “Lasting Impression,” “Last Train to Duluth,” and so on.
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Here’s my attempt at a Last Blank Poem:
It’s funny how even after the lights
flash back on, there’s still that moment
when I think, Maybe they’ll come out
again. But, alas, big guys with SECURITY
printed across their backs move my way
with their hands outstretched and
without much patience. The band came
and stayed way past my bedtime,
but they left me wanting more, and that’s
why I’ll be back when they return to town.
Robert Lee Brewer used to go to “all ages” shows when he was young to see touring acts and local bands with names like Nostromo, Brainiac, and Factory Dog. Some of them were pretty darn good; some of them seemed good to a teenager–and that’s all that mattered at the time. He almost always left wanting more.
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