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2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 12

For the 2022 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. Day 12 focuses on the future.

For today's prompt, write a future poem. The future could mean years into the future, or it could be less than a minute. Or it could be a poem in the past that looks at the future that is still in our current past. Time travel is so tricky.

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

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Poem-a-Day: 365 Poetry Writing Prompts for a Year of Poeming, by Robert Lee Brewer

Write a poem every single day of the year with Robert Lee Brewer's Poem-a-Day: 365 Poetry Writing Prompts for a Year of Poeming. After sharing more than a thousand prompts and prompting thousands of poems for more than a decade, Brewer picked 365 of his favorite poetry prompts here.

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Here’s my attempt at a Future Poem:

“Don't Tell Me”

Read my palm
or draw some cards
if you think it will show you
my future,

but I'll not
wait around for what you
find in the ruins
of old runes--

my future
may be found in the stars
but I'll not leave it up to chance
or some fate

driven by
a well-shined crystal ball;
to be or not to be, you see,
is not what

I want to see.

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