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For this week's prompt, write a poem about something in the room (or space) you're sitting. The poem could be about a physical object in the room (or space). It could be a remembered or imagined event. If you're outside, then you've got plenty of possibilities. However, I imagine a poem about a poet in a white room with a laptop (and nothing else) could be equally interesting.

Here's my attempt:

"Two-Dollar Bill"

Seriously, why? Who
needs you? For some reason,
the penny's existence
is debated more than
yours--as if proving your
lack of utility,
but still, a gift to Will--
like a silver dollar--
technically something
that's worth keeping around.

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Robert Lee Brewer

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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer's Digest Writing Community and a practicing poet. He edits books, writes blog posts (and a magazine column), manages a free weekly newsletter, and other fun stuff. Voted 2010 Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere, Brewer's debut full-length poetry collection, Solving the World's Problems, will be released by Press 53 on September 1, 2013. He's married to the poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of their five little poets (four boys and one princess). Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.

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