Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 132 - Writer's Digest

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 132

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For this week's prompt, write a telling it like it is poem. Many poems play with metaphor and simile, but sometimes poets are better suited just stating the reality and stepping back. Actually, that's sort of a principle behind haiku. But you can use more than 17 syllables--if needed.

Here's my attempt:

"Covering the globe"

My fingers touch Georgia and Ohio,
but there's no space between. In fact, I can't
see Kentucky or Tennessee at all.
If I stretch, my pointer can reach Paris
while my thumb stays grounded in Atlanta--
the other three digits dangle in space.


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