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Believe it or not, I set this week's prompt a few weeks ago--not realizing that my baby brother would set himself on the Keys for Hurricane Irma or that Tropical Storm Irma would knock out our power here at Brewer Manor in the Atlanta area. But sometimes, that's how it works out.

For today’s prompt, write a weather poem. Good weather, bad weather, talking about the weather--you decide how to take today's prompt. Make the weather a secondary character in a poem about something else entirely; whatever gets you writing.

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Here’s my attempt at a Weather Poem:

“Whether We Weather the Weather”

Or not, I know this the moment
we move this way or that. The wind
attacks the trees outside, but we
can move this way or that, and you
crack a joke, letting me know where
to build the next bridge, so we can
cross it together when the rain
has left us only with rainbows.

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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 prefers building bridges to burning them.

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