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For today’s prompt (the last before starting the November Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge tomorrow), write a nourishment poem. There's, of course, physical nourishment--food and drink and the like. But don't forget people need emotional and psychological nourishment. Animals get nourishment. Even machines have need of oil, gas, electric, etc.

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Here’s my attempt at a Nourishment Poem:

“just one”

i will take just one more piece of candy tonight
beneath the full moon & the electric street lights
as young & old parade around making merry
in their costumes that are cute, funny, & scary
reciting "trick or treat" before chanting "thank you"
as neighbors fill their bags with chocolate & chews
i will eat just one more piece of candy tonight
& swallow my regret until the morning's light

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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 loves Halloween.

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