2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 3

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The April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge is designed to help poets do one thing and one thing only: Write more poems! The process of revision may go on for weeks, months, and years later, but this challenge is all about getting that first draft. Please poem along with us--either in the comments below or silently at home.

For today's prompt, write a tentative poem. The poem could be about a tentative date, a tentative person, a tentative situation. The narrator could be tentative. The subject could be tentative.

Here's my attempt at a tentative poem:

"without"

though she wants to knock on his door,
he's suddenly without music
and transforming into a bore.

though she wants to knock on his door--
though she wants to ask him for more--
she's afraid that he might lose it.

though she wants to knock on his door,
she's suddenly without music.

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