For today’s prompt, write a sick poem. The poem could be about someone or something that is physically sick (a person with the flu or a plant with some disease). Or you can open it up to systems that are corrupted or wherever you wish to take it. Just remember, as always, poem nicely.
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Here’s my attempt at a Sick Poem:
Everything was sick.
The trees were sick;
the snow was sick;
even the street lamps
projected a sick light
onto the sick gutters
and walkways of town.
Everywhere a cough
and a whisper of doom.
Each sneeze produced
an open prayer. And yet,
even in a town packed
with the plague, a boy
and a girl found a path
to fall in love before
the fever took them both.
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