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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

Fog

Low roof of grey
smudged over the city

the kind of weather
when people die
in their sleep

even the foghorn
that kept me up last night
supposedly bellowing warnings
of jagged things

sounded sad
like a depressed man’s yawn

it lingered again today
erasing anything tall

another attempt
between sky and sea
to meet
and smother us
in their enduring hum.

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