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For today’s prompt, write a repair poem. Obviously, this could be a poem about repairing something mechanical like a car or a bike. But it could also cover repairing a relationship, your state of mind, or your body.

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Here’s my attempt at a Repair Poem:

“Morning Runs”

If we're being honest, the hardest part
is to wake up in the morning, and then,
slowly lace up my shoes and put my heart
into taking those first couple steps when
I'd rather be sleeping next to my wife,
but such is the semi-athletic life,

and since we're being honest, I'll just say
that the run gets much easier from there,
though I won't pretend my muscles won't ache
or that I don't move like an old bear,
but honestly, that's the reason I run
to let myself know that it can be done.

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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). Once he posts this prompt, he's taking off for a morning run.

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