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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 199

For today's prompt, write a creepy poem. Then, get some rest, because the November PAD Chapbook Challenge begins tomorrow.

Here's my attempt at a creepy poem:

"Right Back: The Cabin Poem"

The first teenager, a football lineman,
left to grab a beer, said "I'll be right back,"
but that was an hour ago. Since then, Han
and Leia (costumes) slipped off for a "snack,"
though everybody knew what they meant,
and they said, "We'll be right back." Most people
had heard the rumors (about the kid sent
past the edge of madness and church steeple),
but an empty cabin deep in the woods
is a bear trap. The final two teens heard
the screams outside, the wind shaking the shack,
and Johnny, the high school quarterback, stood
(trying to be brave) and revised the words
for Jane, the smart girl: "I won't be right back."

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