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Happy New Year! I stayed up late with Tammy watching the Twilight Zone marathon and a few of the ball dropping programs near midnight. And that's where today's prompt is coming from...

For today's prompt, write a weird poem. Maybe it's a twist ending or a person on another planet (or another time). Maybe it's a land in which weird people are those that look just like us. Or whatever floats your boat.

Here's my attempt at a weird poem:

"Weird"

I'm awake;
the children are sleeping--
explosions outside.

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