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Sorry for the late prompt this Wednesday. Busy morning. But the great thing about this prompt is that it always gets posted eventually.

For this week's prompt, write a poem using at least three of the following six words:

  • paddle
  • robot
  • custard
  • quibble
  • glance
  • wrench

If you're anything like me, you'll probably try to include all of them. But seriously, three is fine, and they can be placed anywhere--in the poem, in the title of the poem (you decide).

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Here's my attempt at a Three-out-of-six-word Poem:

"The Love Song of Lieutenant Commander Data"

Let us depart then, you and I,
When the holodeck is set up like an evening sky
Or a Klingon bat'leth removed from a table.
Let us paddle, through certain half-remembered holograms,
The fluttering programs
Of wrench-less nights on the bridge of the Enterprise
And a quick glance at my custard uniform through cold eyes:
Transporter rooms that remind one not to quibble
O'er the fate of a tribble
To lead you to an overwhelming question...
Oh, do not ask, "Are you robot?"
Let us pretend that you know not.

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