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Monday Poetry Prompt: Split the Difference


This week let’s write a split the difference poem. No need for separate checks, we’ll keep is simple. Post your work below.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


3 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Split the Difference

  1. Thanks — with the idea that splitting can be destruction, I guess. Glad I happened on your site.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Steve Croft | January 15, 2019, 12:08 PM
  2. I think of an atom — with the enduring stateliness of nature behind it…


    If beliefs were atoms we were immune
    from despair — the mystery of the living world
    would reveal all in the rushing of water, the vapors
    from a forest floor, even a growing wildfire
    blackening the souls of trees, so wild and merciless,
    just an excited wonder sweeping us to the great
    joining/unjoining, throats become hoarse
    singing our pressure waves of joy.

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Steve Croft | January 14, 2019, 12:24 PM

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