August 28, 2019

It is part of life and can be
      Required the different
       Sung about in
Rap songs and Disney
Films. Is my standing

At the front of a classroom,
Delivering lectures of more
Importance than when 

I vacuum or write
         A poem? Who decides

Which work is treasured
Above all else and which 
Paycheck - the cash
Lump sum or the sum
Of kindness and change
For the better and 
The improved? 

This is Poem #156 from the  Poem (almost) Everyday Project. Starting in mid-January 2016, I challenged myself to spend a year in which I’d wake most mornings and write a poem before my first cup of coffee. By the end of the year,  I had written 241 poems.  Here, I have published second drafts of  those pieces copied directly from my journal with minimal editing from their “vomit draft” state.