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For this week's prompt, write a descending poem. You know the old saying, "Everything that ascends must descend." Okay, maybe it goes a little different than that. Anyway, there's a lot of stuff that descends. Find something and write it!

Here's my attempt:

"Silly"

In the kitchen, Will declares, "I'm silly,
Hannah's silly, and Daddy is silly."

He descends from a long line of silly-
makers, because it started--the silly--

well before me. My father was silly,
and his father--ready with jokes--silly

too. That Will is aware of the silly
already makes me hopeful the silly

will live on in grandchildren, who silly
themselves, happy to be really silly.

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