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WHY I WRITE A POEM A DAY

In January of 2011, I pledged to write a poem every day that year to train myself to slow down and observe the world around me. What was meant to be a one-year experiment threaded its way into my being. Try it yourself. You will experience a sweetness you will wonder how you did without.

TODAY’S POEM

Bunny

I trip on a cardboard box
and at first I think she is worried about me
but she barges past me

bunny, are you ok

which is when I see that water has also spilled
and it looks like a few carrots too

she picks up her stuffed bunny
and cradles him like a newborn
making comforting sounds

I think about the carrots
and how we can’t shop again until next week
but then I hear her singing to the bunny
a made-up song about hopping
so I quietly cut up some cucumber
and feed it to him
doing my best to hum along.

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