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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

Seven o’clock

My go-to instrument is a spatula and our chai pot
banging them together
yelling thank you and we love you
into the cold spring air

we can’t see our neighbours from where we stand
but we can hear them clanging and cheering

I wonder what kitchen objects they use
for their symphonies of solidarity

and are they like me
as I make chai in that pot each day
the aroma of it now leashed in my mind
with the video of that nurse and her tired eyes

will there be a particular spoon for them
a whisk perhaps
that will remind them
whenever they use it
to bow to the heroes.

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