I hope everyone’s having a great summer so far. In some ways, today’s prompt seems like it’d be most appropriate in the April PAD Challenge (specifically on the 15th!), but maybe it is even more appropriate on a day well past tax day.
For today’s prompt, write an evasive poem. Of course, yes, evading taxes, but also, a person can evade questions, lovers (especially if there are multiple lovers), work, and responsibility. The hunted try to evade hunters; criminals attempt to evade the law. And so on.
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Here’s my attempt at an Evasive Poem:
it’s not that i shirk my work
(i’m not that kind of a jerk)
but i like to make my job
fun so that it’s not a job
so much as a new challenge
(not a parasitic mange)
something that when i’m away
i look forward to the day
when my challenge will return
& the midnight oil will burn
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which means he maintains this blog, edits a couple Market Books (Poet’s Market and Writer’s Market), writes a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine, leads online education, speaks around the country on publishing and poetry, and a lot of other fun writing-related stuff.
Robert evaded work (for the most part) while on vacation, but he’s back to the grind (which isn’t really much of a grind, after all). And he’s the author of Solving the World’s Problems.
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