Earlier this week, my car broke down around Lexington, Kentucky. So I spent the night in an unexpected place while my car got repaired by a nice mechanic named Tony, who owns Tony’s Automotive Repair.
For today’s prompt, write a repair poem. Could be about repairing a car or a bike, sure, but there are other possibilities. For instance, the poem could be about repairing a relationship or repairing yourself, whether physically, mentally, or psychologically. Or if you’re not feeling that, write a poem about something unexpected (good or bad).
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Here’s my attempt at a Repair Poem:
“when you feel in disrepair”
take this heart & shove it
into your own chest
before you forget how
it feels between beats
these strange butterfly wings
that string your stomach
together like a quilt
you always call home
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