For today’s prompt, write an ex poem. Of course, writing an ex-spouse or ex-job are fair game, but any words that start with “ex” should be good too. You don’t have to explain or extend an exacting explanation of how you decide to expand upon this explosive prompt; I’m sure exotic examples are extraneous.


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Here’s my attempt at an Ex Poem:

“ex post facto”

i feel like i’m forever suffering for things i’ve done before i knew what i was doing

& that i’m judging others for things they did before they knew right & wrong & how long

is the statute of limitations on the common sense of the heart beats i wish i could woo away


Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He hopes someone pens an exemplary ode to the X-acto knife.

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