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2017 April PAD Challenge: Day 2

Okay, the first day is in the books, and it was a lot of fun. But we've got plenty of poeming left to go.

For today’s prompt, write a "not today" poem. Maybe it's normal to give in to outside pressures, but not today. Or maybe you're usually very disciplined in your health and wellness habits, but not today. Or maybe you struggle to write poems, but not today.

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Here’s my attempt at a Not Today Poem:

“when you say we'll see”

i see exactly what i want
being hoisted high above me
& know it won't happen today

because "we'll see" is code
for "maybe" which is code
for "when hell freezes over"

so we'll see i guess we'll see
& in the meantime i'll plot out
my moves toward plan b

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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He always has a plan b and probably says, "We'll see," a little too frequently.

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