2018 April PAD Challenge: Day 30 - Writer's Digest

2018 April PAD Challenge: Day 30

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Here we are again: the end of another challenge. Thank you so much for showing up and poeming along with me. It's always a great deal of fun.

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For today’s prompt, write a closing time poem. Or another way of coming at this prompt is to write a poem in which something is coming to an end--like this month's poetry challenge. Could be the end of a concert, an era, or whatever else must come to a close.


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Here’s my attempt at a Closing Time Poem:

“after hours”

as she finishes her shift
by clearing the tables
& wiping them down
methodically moving
chairs into their places
for tomorrow she thinks
about asking off for
Memorial Day & trading
shifts for next Thursday
& then she hears a hand
knock on the locked door
of the diner & she turns
before putting her hand
to her chest as he stands
there pleading to come in


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 had fun writing to a loose theme this month and trying to fit it to each day's prompt.

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