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December 10, 2016

Those of us with memories
Are horrified. We know the old adage;
Those who don't, repeat.

Pride is not a trait desired.
Hang it up with arrogance,
But both are claiming they'll

Run things soon. Hide.
What sort of leader wants
To take away a child's

Only hot meal of the day?

This is Poem #216 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.

August 24, 2016

Time Lapses
A senior, you still wanted me
To snap that first-day-
of-school photograph as you

Ran out the door, granola
Bar in hand (no time for
pancake breakfasts) and last

Year's backpack an embarrassment.
I want to create a then
And now photo of you

Between preschool and almost
Done school as the quiet 
Of an empty house

Reminds me how quickly
It has all gone by. 

This is Poem #152 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.

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

Everyday.

 

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.

 

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