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Friday SPAM poetry prompt #1005 (one day early)

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SPAM prompt line: Would you like to see more cash in your purse?

Since I'm taking a break today and Friday (for what I hope will be a quiet, pleasant fall excursion among the Amish of Holmes Co., Ohio), I'm putting up this Friday's SPAM prompt a day early.

I thought it would be interesting to write a prose poem, or try to. I've attempted prose poems before and didn't feel confident about what I had on the page. But if you all are willing to give it a shot, I am as well.

I'm not going to say anything about the prompt line. Take it wherever you will. If you're new to writing prose poems or need a refresher, The Academy of American Poets provides a discussion of the form here; while Double Room: a journal of prose poetry and flash fiction provides many excellent examples online.


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