Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write an absent poem.
For today’s prompt, write an absent poem. Whether excused or unexcused, absences are often considered kind of a big deal for most people, which may reinforce the importance of our collective presence. Sometimes an absence can send off a red flag of worry. Other times, it can cause annoyance. And for the absent person, it can sometimes mean a fun day of playing hooky or going fishing.
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Here’s my attempt at an Absent Poem:
but my mind
to time it
takes its leave
just to find