For today’s prompt, write an elsewhere poem. Maybe elsewhere is a physical place–like Ohio instead of Georgia. Maybe elsewhere is a season–like summer instead of winter. Maybe elsewhere is a state of mind–like happy instead of depressed. Whatever your elsewhere write it today (and through the week).
Here’s my attempt at an elsewhere poem:
Maybe it’s the pralines or mossy oak trees,
maybe the ghost stories and mystery,
or maybe the ocean air covering everything,
but when I get down and out and need a break,
you’re the destination I want to take.
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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems, which is filled with elsewhere poems (hopefully better than his attempt this morning). If you’re in the neighborhood, check him out in the upcoming months reading and signing books in Seattle (for AWP), Hickory (NC), and Austin (for AIPF). He’s married to the poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of their five little poets. Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.
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