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 transition poem.

For today’s prompt, write a transition poem. Transition is one of those words that can mean different things to different people. So what the transition is and how it’s made is completely up to you. And with that, let’s transition on down to the poeming.

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 Transition Poem:

“in transit,” by Robert Lee Brewer

they talked about the weather
politics music animals & hoarding
but he couldnt quite find the right
moment or turn of phrase to steer
their conversation across the tracks
& to his longing & so they talked &
laughed & alluded without ever
getting to the point until the suns
rays sent them their separate ways

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