For this week's prompt, write an avoidance poem. People can avoid a multitude of things and situations. They avoid work, responsibility, people, arguments, trouble, danger, food, places, and so on. Some oddly enough even avoid poets and poetry. But I hope you won't avoid this chance to write about avoidance.
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Here’s my attempt at an Avoidance Poem:
“The Heart of Writing in Meter,” by Robert Lee Brewer
Every afternoon, I find,
I've found I have another mind
about resolutions for the day
that didn't quite work out all the way
I thought they would the previous night
when everything seems doable and alright,
so every afternoon, yes, it's true,
I avoid finding the beat of you.