Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 167 (Risk Poems)

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For this week's prompt, write a risk poem. That is, write a poem in which either the narrator, a character, or whatever takes a risk, or in which risk is involved. For those who like board games, yes, you can finally write that game about Risk that you've always wanted to do.

Here's my attempt at this risk poem prompt:


I found her waiting--
blood-mouthed and confused--
inside the fence. She
let me approach, though
I heard her breathing
increase with each step,
afraid as I was
she might turn on me.
In silence, we held
our own until I
could unclasp the latch.


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