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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

The jump

Falling in love with you
is not quite accurate.

It was more of a jump.

I remember it,
standing at the cliff edge of my life,
I looked back a few times,
at the tidiness and predictability
of being one,

and then I launched
myself at you,

landing in the marvelous tangle
of being two.

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