Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 104

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For this week's prompt, we're going to try something a little different. I want you to respond to this statement: "I'm going to set the world on fire." You can use that line as the title of your poem and/or in your actual poem. Or you can completely avoid that line, but write a poem as if you are going to (or already have) set the world on fire--whatever you take that to mean. Or you can refute the idea of someone else setting the world on fire. Or take it in a completely different direction. I can't wait to see how everyone decides to set this blog on fire with their hot writing.

Here's my attempt:

"Hiking through empty woods"

He splashed his face with creek water. Trees fell,
and we heard animals keep their distance
from us. I spotted minnows hiding near
smooth stones and laughed. He laughed too. Like lightning,
we knew by instinct how to cause thunder. 


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