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A little later with the prompt than usual today. Been volunteering in the mornings this week and just ran out of time before I had to be out the door.

For today’s prompt, write an assembly poem. An assembly poem could be about a meeting (an assembly of people). Or an assembly poem could be about an assembly line or assembling something or whatever else you can assemble with your poetic minds.

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Here’s my attempt at an Assembly poem:

“assembly line”

i take a metal cylinder
& place it in the machine
then i take one more
& place it in the machine
then i grab another one
& place it in the machine
then i repeat ten times a minute
& place it in the machine
then i repeat 600 times an hour
& place it in the machine
then i work 12 hours
& place it in the machine
then i work 6 days a week
& place it in the machine
then i sleep when i'm not working
& place it in the machine
then i make a lot of money
& place it in the machine
with an offer for a full-time job
to place in that machine

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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). He spent a summer working on an assembly line (for automotive struts) in college; it was the longest summer of his life. Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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