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2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 16

Before getting into the prompt today, I just wanted to take a moment to recognize what happened in Boston yesterday. I don't have anything exceptionally new to offer, but you are all in my prayers. Sometimes, I just want to give the entire planet a big hug and hit the re-set button.

Today's prompt is a Two-for-Tuesday prompt. Here are your options:

  • Write a possible poem.
  • Write an impossible poem.

Here's my attempt:

"mission"

she sits at her keyboard
presses one key
over & over again

presses one key
thinking how she's been wronged
by never being wronged

she's been cheated
by never being wronged
of that gut-wrenching feeling

she only knows heart ache
from books
she only knows heart ache

don't feel too good
she presses her key
& waits

she presses her key
because he's home again
& she wants to be wronged

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