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Just Beneath the Pile (November Poem-A-Day: Day 4)

 Take the phrase “Just Beneath (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write the poem.  Possible titles include “Just Beneath My Feet,” “Just Beneath This City,” or “Just Beneath the Surface.”

 Just Beneath the Pile


Just beneath the pile

of cases from awhile

hid a new clue

of the scarf that was blue


Fibers were collected

and matched with precision

how would they proceed

who'd influence their decision


Suspects were gathered

and questioned in stride

all the while wondering

how she'd really died


Another affair

a date gone wrong

they'd soon find out

it wouldn't be long.

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