Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 105

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Before we get into this week's prompt, I just want to shine a light on Bruce Niedt's call for submissions, which he shared in the comments of yesterday's post. The call for submissions is for the publication Up and Under: The QND Review. (Click here to learn more.)


For this week's prompt, write a future poem. It's up to you to decide what a future poem is. You could write about future events (good or bad); you could write in the style of what you think future poems may be (all sestinas?); or you could go in some other futuristic direction. I'm looking forward to the near future to see how everyone tackles this one.

Here's my attempt:

"The way events unfolded on television"

We had it coming once we shifted our focus
from survival to our entertainment. As bats
and amphibians were being killed by fungus,
we were watching ourselves on reality shows.
Bees began disappearing and so did the ice--
warning signs were posted along our avenues,
but no one was outside long enough to notice.


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