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For today's prompt, write an appointment poem. Could be appointment as in a meeting time/place--such as a doctor's appointment or dentist's appointment--even a date night could be considered an appointment. Or it could be the type of appointment that's like a position--being appointed the leader or to a certain type of duty (good or bad).

Here's my attempt at an appointment poem:

"Early Bird Still Gets to Wait"

We get there early but still late
enough that we aren't the first in.
In fact, 20 minutes we wait.
We get there early but still late
by the time read slant, never straight.
We get there early but still late
enough that we aren't the first in.

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Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer's Digest Writing Community and author of the new poetry collection, Solving the World's Problems (Press 53). He edits books, creates blog posts, writes a column for Writer's Digest magazine, edits a free weekly newsletter, and other fun writing-related activities. Voted Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere in 2010, Brewer also curates the Insta-poetry series for Virginia Quarterly Review. 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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