April 7, 2016


No matter what

I’ll end up short.

Not enough love

Emitted I’m told


A mom can never

Find the balance.

I’m too much

Or too little



This is Poem #55 from the  Poem (almost) Everyday Project. Starting in mid-January 2016, I decided for one year to wake mornings and write a poem before my first cup of coffee on each day that I didn’t teach. I was working part-time then, so in the end I wrote 241 poems.  These are second drafts of  those pieces copied directly from my journal with minimal editing from their “vomit draft” state.