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WHY I WRITE A POEM A DAY

In a quest to find more joy in the tedious rhythm of my life as a new mother, I vowed to write a poem every day that year to train myself to observe the world around me. 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

Hear me listen

I am woman,
hear me
listen

for power
doesn’t need
thunder,

it needs
wisdom

and women grow it
in the quiet gardens
where we water
the seeds
of other people’s
Opinions

seeing humans
behind the hubris

and building bridges
not blowing
them up

so turn down the roaring,
hear us
listen to each other
and watch
as peace takes root
and this loud world
heals.

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