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2016 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 5

For today’s prompt, write a wire poem. A wire poem could be about something that needs wires--like maybe a robot, TV, or automobile. But birds huddle on telephone wires, people wire money to each other, and kids can get wired off of too much candy and/or caffeine. In fact, I'm surprised I haven't written more wired poems over the years.

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Here’s my attempt at a Wire poem:

“Flipping Switches”

When I was young, I didn't marvel at how electricity
traveled through wires as much as I wondered how
everything everyone used all the time could work
at the same time connected by the same wires
as if they were as constant as the sun or moon.

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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of the poetry collection, Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He edits Poet’s Market and Writer’s Market, in addition to writing a free weekly WritersMarket.com newsletter and a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine.

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He loves finding connections, whether it's through power lines or lines of thought.

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