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HOMEPAGE2020-05-17T21:00:29-04:00

WHY I WRITE A POEM A DAY

In January of 2011, I had just a baby and I wanted to savour those fleeting moments, but I didn’t know how. Each day sloshed mind-numbingly into the next. In a desperate hunt to find more joy in my new routine, I pledged to write a poem every day that year to train myself to slow down and observe the world around me. I suddenly found myself delighting in the smallest things. What was meant to be a one-year experiment threaded its way into my being, and I’ve never stopped. May this space inspire you to notice the ordinary moments in your own days, become more awake in your life, and live it more deeply.

TODAY’S POEM

Comrades-in-arms

I listen to yet another 100-year-old veteran
on the radio who is walking laps
around the block to raise money.

I am crying so much I don’t hear the end
but I think he says he has been married for 55 years,
which makes me cry harder.

I know what it is about these men
that makes me cry:

it is that war
didn’t steal
their hope.

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