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HOMEPAGE2020-11-21T23:04:35-05:00

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

The perils of boasting about your kids

My husband and I brag sometimes
about how proud we are of our kids,
which is something you can clearly only do
with your partner or the grandparents.

So it was that we were basking
in how mature our kids are
that they just watched
On Golden Pond with us and loved it,

how lucky that they aren’t only interested
in remakes and sequels,

when our 10-year-old son
came downstairs and asked:

“Is there an On Golden Pond 2?”

And after laughing for a long time,
I quietly thanked
the gods of humility
for not yanking
the reminder
too hard.

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