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 deja vu poem.

Quick note: Moriah Richard began her second annual February Flash Fiction Challenge yesterday on February 1. Here’s the prompt for Day 1 (yesterday), AND here’s the prompt for Day 2 (today). I wrote and posted a short short yesterday, and I’m thinking of one for today. In a way, flash fiction is a sort of prose poetry.

Happy Groundhog Day!

For today’s prompt, write a deja vu poem. Many people have those moments of experiencing something in a way that it feels like it was previously lived exactly the same way. I know I experience it more the older I get. So explore that feeling in today’s poem.

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 Deja Vu Poem:

“moment,” by Robert Lee Brewer

is this a good or bad feeling
feeling i’ve been through this
this moment before exactly
exactly saying the same words
words that are a reaction
reacting to the same words
words that i’ve heard before
before this moment that feels
feels neither good or bad or
or anything and just is

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