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lil  ·  282 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Today's Writing Prompt: This Is What It's Like

Wow, Ben! That's the answer! Be part of something larger -- disappear in it, seem completely insignificant, but the reader realizes that each of the gears and sprockets and flanges keep the large thing going. And then the poet finds some quiet inside the machine -- and the larger thing: thoughts, poetry, identity, purpose -- starts to grow inside the speaker and the reader!!