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2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 23

For the 2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write an Unplug and/or Plug In poem.

It's time for our fourth Two-for-Tuesday prompt of the month. Usually, four is all we get, but there will be a fifth this month. For today’s prompt:

  • Write an unplug poem, and/or...
  • Write a plug in poem.

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Here’s my attempt at an Unplug and/or Plug In Poem:

“unplugged”

i admit there are precious times
when i prefer to disappear
from my email & things online
i confess that these precious times
help me to completely unwind
until it's time to reappear
so i'll enjoy these precious times
as i quietly disappear

(Note on form: I bent the rules a bit, but this is a form I've used a few times this month called a triolet.)

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