2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 22

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For today's prompt, write a release poem. Maybe somebody's being released from prison or a contract. Maybe a person is signing a release form. There's emotional and physical release. Animals capturing and releasing other animals. Trees releasing leaves in autumn. And so on.

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Here's my attempt at a Release poem:

"in words, no"

but I'm afraid your actions have
provided enough reasons that I

feel you could never truly ever
care for more than money. I sought

the city for small examples of your
charity, but I found no release.

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