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For this week's prompt, write a receipt poem. The word receipt has several meanings, including recipe, the act of receiving, a record of transaction, and more. So your poem can play around with these ideas and concepts--or it can just be a found poem (that is, a very interesting receipt).

Here's my attempt:

"Of summer"

Place your mask on the counter
and write me a letter without the word
"Dear" or "Sincerely." I remember
which angle the sun took to surround
your face with fire. And the birds
bombarded the beach with the sound
of their wanting. In the twilight,
we listened to waves work the sand
with a methodical fervor and
imagined ways to welcome the night.


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