2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 21

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We're three weeks into this challenge already. I don't know how it is for you, but for me, it feels like we just started November a day or two ago. It's like complete warp drive.

For today's prompt, take the phrase "Whenever (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write your poem. Example titles could be: "Whenever I write a poem," "Whenever something good happens," "Whenever never," etc.

Here's my attempt:

"Whenever the phone rings"

I expect a million dollars
or a death in the family.
If I don't know the caller,
I expect a million dollars.
If I do and their voice falters,
I always think fatality.
I expect a million dollars
or a death in the family.

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