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 last poem.

This will be our final Wednesday Poetry Prompt post until December. Per usual, we’re going to take a break off Wednesday Poetry Prompts in the month of November to poem every single day for the November PAD Chapbook Challenge, which begins on Monday November 1. I hope you’ll poem along. Click here for the guidelines.

For today’s prompt, write a last poem. The poem itself does not (and hopefully is not) have to be THE last poem ever written. But it could be the last poem for a person, or the a poem about the last day of school or work. Heck, it could be a poem about eating the last piece of pie (or discovering someone beat you to 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 Last Poem:

“My Last,” by Robert Lee Brewer

Every poem could be my last,
but I don’t dwell upon the past
when there’s so much I want to write
on every day and every night.
The birds still sing awake the sun,
and their music is never done.
So I suppose I must write fast
for this poem could be my last.

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