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I have to write three poems today
Because I missed the last two days
And it is poetry month
A challenge within a challenge
Or rather
30 challenges (we call them prompts)
Within the greater tyranny
Of the month long challenge
When did we start judging success
In streaks?
Looking for Bill W’s approval
30 days at a time
Goal measured as a single day
A single action
All lined up like soldiers
With all the other individual actions
And if you knock one down
All prior effort is erased
And you have to start over

NaPoWriMo 2021 Day 23 (two days late)

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