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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 309

For this week's prompt, write a poem just as something changes or is about to change. I guess this could mean big sweeping political or social changes, but what initially prompted this prompt (for me) was thinking about that moment when a candle is lit (or blown out), a room is entered, or an unexpected touch. Change can be exciting, scary, and, well, different.

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Here's my attempt at a Just As Something Changes Poem:

"empty house"

it hung from the front porch
& swung with summer winds
but it held high its torch
with no birds coming in

i'd watch the empty hole
for hours at a time
like an expectant troll
or a metronome mime

seated in rocking chair
& hearing all the tweets
but lo no birds were there
inside above beneath

until this morn i saw
a beak peak from the hole
holding a piece of straw
& its song strummed my soul

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