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No matter how many times we do it, I still have a bit of an adjustment period after going from a poem-a-day to a poem-a-week.

For today's prompt, write a reconnect poem. Throughout history, people have gone through the process of reconnecting--from soldiers coming back from war to former students having reunions. Plus, there are connections of estranged family members, friends who've drifted apart, and former lovers. Or even poets, who were used to meeting each morning, reconnecting after a few days off.


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Here’s my attempt at a Reconnect Poem:

“would you”

would you please take a second look
at everything there is to see
even if only on Facebook

& maybe then you'll see i took
the right steps to bring you to me
would you please take a second look

perhaps wander across the brook
that feeds a stream that feeds a sea
even if only on Facebook

your words somehow still turned & shook
filling me both with dread & glee
so would you take a second look

& pull me off this lover's hook
that holds me like a rooted tree
even if only on Facebook

i trust the recipes you cook
& everything you could feed me
my open mouth your second look
even if only on Facebook


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's happy to reconnect with the villanelle this morning.

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