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May 29, 2016

Chirps and squawks,

Shadows of winged 

Flight. At one time,


Tall grass,

Woodchucks ruled,

And used the broken


Basement window 

As a door to luxury. 

Now, grass mowed, 

Patio placed bricks

And the trees –


It’s bees and birds.

The birds

And the bees. 


(But not for me.)


This is Poem #84 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.

The old Victorian around the Arch

Hill Cemetery was my dream

Home – before they renovated

 

It – fixed the rotten

Clapboards in the tower

And painted it pink.

 

One day – I imagined –

I’d live there alone

from other humans but

 

With a gang of

Cats. The neighborhood

Children would be fearful

 

Of me in my worn, pink

Bathrobe and fuzzy slippers,

Wild hair, but some

 

Would slip in for homemade

Cookies and to sit with the cats

And my stories saved up inside.

 

This is Poem #11 from the  Poem (almost) Everyday Project. These are second drafts of  pieces copied directly from my journal with minimal editing from their “vomit draft” state. Feel free to give critique.

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