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For today’s prompt, write an "it can't be" poem. That is, a poem about something that just can't be true. For some, this might mean a heart-broken love poem at the end of a relationship. For others, it might be dealing with a death. Still, it could be as trivial as a sports team losing or running out of chocolate (gasp!).

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Here’s my attempt at an It Can't Be poem:

“Tis the Season”

What's this dread washing over me
as agents sharpen their axes?
Sadly, I think it cannot be,
but it's time to do my taxes!

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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). And a person who pays his taxes.

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