Sometimes
I write from prompts
but often prompts don’t work
told to write using a weird fact
how about weird facts draw blanks

No thanks poetry prompts
supposed to take me to a place
where my brain rocks
instead I’m in a place where I have no socks

Instead I’m in a place
where my brain
just tanks
no thanks poetry prompts

Sometimes they work
and sometimes they stomps
I wanted to write like Faust
but instead
I’m grousing like a louse

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