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For this week's prompt, write an empty poem. The poem should somehow play off the idea of empty--maybe empty rooms, empty containers, empty threats, etc. Or maybe you could empty the poem of vowels or prepositions. Your call.

Here's my attempt:

"Will Strikes Again"

The popcorn box is empty of popcorn packages
replaced with five Hot Wheels; the emptied Pop Tart box
conceals several green plastic army men; and
hidden within the bottom cupboard is a laughing
two-year-old emptying the giggles from his lungs.

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