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HOMEPAGE2020-10-21T22:46:45-04:00

WHY I WRITE A POEM A DAY

In a desperate hunt to find more joy in the monotony I felt after having a baby, I vowed to write a poem every day that year to train myself to observe the world around me. I immediately found myself delighting in the smallest things. That was 10 years ago, and I never stopped. May this space inspire you to notice the ordinary moments in your own days and find them suddenly bright with wonder.

TODAY’S POEM

These little moments

It’s these little moments
I sew into the hem of my memory,
the drive to school
every day now for weeks,
you both in the back seat
replacing the lyrics to every song
with the word “tic tac”
and for some reason
it makes you laugh together
so hard you can barely breathe
and I can’t either,
though for me
it’s that I am sewing as fast as I can
before I exhale
these little moments
away.

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