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August 28, 2019

It is part of life and can be
Good. 
      Required the different
Forms.
       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.

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August 6, 2016

What figures will you collect
To show your pop culture prowess? 
They've got them for every
TV show and movie, it seems -

These useless, plastic,
Balloon-head bobbers - but
They are fun. X-Files. Harry

Potter. Star Wars.
Bob's Burgers.

What the hell kind of a poem
Is this?
Fill up my bobblebrain
With poet bobbleheads - 

Emily Dickinson, Percy Bysshe
Shelley, Elizabeth Bishop,

And, of course, Pablo
Neruda and Maya Angelou.

Class, design your own
Literary toy. 


This is Poem #141 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.

Just 100 more poems to publish.

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