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Duluth, Georgia, is shut down for the second day in a row. Yesterday, it was for the threat of ice; today, it's for the actual ice. It's pretty, but I'm not going out in it--and I hope my power doesn't go out as a result of it later today.

If you haven't seen it yet, Jessie Carty posted an interview with me yesterday on her blog. In it, we discuss Britney Spears, the Almost Famous movie, the Harry Potter series, and more. Okay, when I said "we," I should've really said, "I" discuss that stuff. But despite all the pop culture, we do talk a lot of poetry too. Click here to read.

Okay, then... I guess that's it...

Oh, wait! I suppose you want a poetry prompt. Well, here it is...

For today's poetry prompt, write a hair poem. It could be all about hair or hair accessories. The poem could just mention hair in passing. Or you could write an ode or eulogy to a specific hairstyle.

Here's my attempt at a hair poem:

"Beauty and the bully"

She had the longest hair,
but he always got a buzz cut.

She was thin as a rail,
but kids said he had a big butt.

She had so many friends,
but he would wander home alone.

She always liked to talk,
and he always picked up the phone.


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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 Solving the World's Problems. People often comment on his hair, because he doesn't stick to one length. One week, he may have hair in his eyes; the next, it may be shaved to the skin. If you see him with a beard in January, he's likely to be clean-shaven in February. And though he's not big on mustaches, he did participate in Movember a few years ago (here's the evolution of that). Follow him (and his hair) on Twitter @robertleebrewer.


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