2016 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 6

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For today’s prompt, write a phobia poem. There are so many possible phobias from which to choose, including some of the more popular phobias like arachnophobia (fear of spiders), claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces), acrophobia (fear of heights), and coulrophobia (fear of clowns).

Here's a list of 200 common phobias.


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Here’s my attempt at a Phobia poem:


Here we are again:
And it doesn't matter
if we fall back
or spring forward,
I'm still paralyzed
by the thought
of time passing
even when it doesn't
and all in the name
of saving time.


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