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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 164 (Habit Poems)

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For this week's poetry prompt, write a poem about a habit. The habit could be one of yours--or that of someone else. The habit could be amusing or annoying. The habit could be, well, whatever you wish it to be. For instance, maybe your habit is writing poems.

Here's my habit poem:

"In place"

Most times I don't even realize I'm doing it
until someone says something. Then, I quit
for perhaps a minute or two before starting
up again. Sometimes it's like I'm parting
ways with myself, the simple movement
of my right leg--like it was never meant
to sit at a desk, to sit at all. And maybe
that's why I've always moved since a baby.

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