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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 567

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 condition poem.

For today's prompt, write a condition poem. Condition is a word loaded with possibilities. Some people may think they have a medical condition, while others will only do certain activities under certain conditions. Many people like air conditioning and hair conditioner. Collectors look for things in mint condition. So think about your condition and write a poem about it.

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 Condition Poem:

“What Is My,” by Robert Lee Brewer

Clouds drift by like trains
on iron rails
nailed to the sky and
driving across
islands in the sun;
they're spun like spells
invoked like curses
offered like trains
named after people.

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