For today’s prompt, write a this time poem. A "this time" poem, for me, sort of makes the assumption there was a "previous time," and that "this time" will either be different or the same. Of course, I could also see a science fiction time jumping possibility here, and poets always surprise me with interpretations that are completely off my radar. Why would this time be any different?
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Here’s my attempt at a This Time Poem:
but as i closed the door
i heard the howl again
& felt the prickling of my skin
as the wild animal rushed for
the open door to let itself in
& this time i fell to the floor
& cried out, never ever more
as if to will this fear away
that torments me every day