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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 530

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a "where you are" poem.

For today’s prompt, write a "where you are" poem. The poem could literally be about where you are right now (like the beach, your desk, the couch, your bed, etc.). Or it could be a state of mind where you are. Or you can dive into the past, explore the future, or even write about where someone else is (projecting "you" onto your reader or another person). 

Wherever you are, I hope you're able to get some poeming done this week.

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Here’s my attempt at a Where You Are Poem:

“Distancing”

As the sun sets and hummingbirds fight
over the nectar on the front porch,
perhaps I could say, "Wish you were here,"
but truly I believe where you are
is better and far away from me.

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