being alive

Poetry Month – April 20

On the index card, I wrote What Compels Us. I crossed out ‘us’ and wrote ‘me.’ Smart. In poetry, I think it’s always best to start with the personal. WHAT COMPELS ME Morning light
Conversation over coffee
The wag of…
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Poetry Month – April 17

Whenever the word opposites shows up, I think of my mother’s hands on my forehead when I was sick. They were miraculous. It’s like the coolness of them pulled the hot sick fever feeling out of me. Or reminded my…
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