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For today's prompt, write a poem that includes the following five words: change, wrap, bottle, bargain, bear.

Here's my attempt:

"For the way you live"

Change everything, the way you wrap your mind
around a bargain, the way you bottle the things
you might have said, the way you verb your nouns,
because I can't bear hug my way out of that moment
when everything seemed so perfect and true.

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