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Remember that "under the weather" I was experiencing last week? Well, that ended up being the flu and pneumonia in my left lung. Oh well. It's going to take a lot more than pneumonia to stop us from poeming. Soo…

For today’s prompt, write a lingering poem. Could be a lingering lover or a lingering cough (speaking from experience at the moment). Could be someone lingering on the periphery or, well, linger as you wish. Get creative.

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Here’s my attempt at a Lingering Poem:

“weeknights”

i will wait until the day is done
& wave goodbye to everyone
& i'll salute the setting sun
& celebrate our time for fun

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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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