For today's prompt, write a serious poem. Maybe work is serious...or shopping. Or dealing with leftovers. Or well, you know what constitutes serious for you.
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Here’s my attempt at a Serious Poem:
A joke is often my first response
to something that scares me.
The more serious, the more
I want to make it light. Maybe
that's what drives comedians:
They see so much that's serious
that they need to make a joke,
or else the world might break.