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November 1, 2016

Watery eyes and blurry world
And an excuse to do nothing.
Not a paper can be graded,

Nor a chore completed.
Baby blues have done me a favor.
Allowed me to sit without guilt

On the couch and screen Halloween
Movies beyond an ethereal layer. Work will wait.
For now, another day at home,

The medicine's effects not quite
Complete. Drops in the eye
In a pocket to save for another day.

This is Poem #190 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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September 5, 2019

We are all a bit
Ov'rwhemled now.
We have cut back
And trimmed the fat

Until one person is
Supposed to be three.
Panic attacks
Are the norm.

(That fight or flight
or dig yourself
into a hole response
never left with evolution.)

At the top,
The white powder
Streaks freely
Over naked backs.

The unemployment
Lines are long -
Even though there
Is plenty of work.

I will take some bread.
Wish I had the time
To butter it.

This is Poem #161 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 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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