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30/30 Poetry Challenge (2017) Creative Writing Poetry

Day 21 – When A Writer Dies Young (blackout poem)

By on June 28, 2017

[Photo Credit: Flickr / Jared Young]

when a writer dies young
we mourn the work
that will never be
his masterpiece
a feat of fiction
gleaned from
an enormous talent
and countless chances

[Blackout poem crafted from an obituary for Jim Frederick. Published 8-25-14 in TIME.]

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