Were it not
For empty spaces
Longing looks on book end faces
Meet and greet in office places
Stolen glances
Handshake plans rolled out in blue
Negotiations to build it big, build it new
Brush by shoulder
Contract signed, scope defined, schedule set
Ribbon cut in time for press, suit and tie and fitted dress
Late night smolder
Ought not share with all stakeholders


Today’s challenge is to write a poem that stretches your comfort zone with line breaks. That could be a poem with very long lines, or very short lines. Or a poem that blends the two. You might break to emphasize (or de-emphasize) sounds or rhymes, or to create a moment of hesitation in the middle of a thought.

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