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For this week's prompt, write a patchwork poem. Patches are literally everywhere--in quilts, on clothes, and hey, even bandages and tape are a sort of patch. Then, there are the patches we place on our hearts, souls, and spirits. Cabbage patches, patching through for communication, and the more one thinks about patches the more one realizes they are all around us, holding us together.


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Here's my attempt at a Patchwork Poem:


she wears a dress made of patches
& each patch on that dress matches

the feeling she got the first chance
that she gave him with each romance

he had with some other woman
because he came back a new man

at least those were his intentions
but they fell through as I mentioned

her white dress covered in patches
& each patch on that dress matches

all of her new second chances
to that guy whose love entrances

& she knows that he will wrong her
but she'll hold out a bit longer


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