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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 180

For this week's prompt, write a straight line poem (yes, I'm playing off a 180-degree angle for the 180th Wednesday Poetry Prompt). There are several ways to tackle this prompt, including writing a poem about a straight line drive through Indiana or Iowa, drawing a straight line in the sand, or writing a poem that is one line long. Those are just some ideas.

Here's my attempt:

"Whitman"

Had a way of writing lines that stretch around the universe
until they snap back in on themselves and sing themselves
by singing the songs of others and still he felt bigger and
smaller than anything he wrote as if he were any human
being walking the earth and maybe he was and the beauty
of his poetry had as much to do with his honesty and love
for his fellow people as his passion for the written words
tumbling out of him as one long imperfect blade of grass.

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