Let's begin with the poem... What a week... On Monday, May 9th, 2022 at about 4:45pm, the news of my new role as Poet Laureate became official. By 5pm, my socials were on fire as was my inbox. I couldn't keep up with the incoming messages of joy and congratulations! (This is not my ego… Continue reading First Poem, First Week – Life of a Poet Laureate!
One Thing At A Time Hear the alarmSnooze itFinish the bizarre dreamHear the alarm againSit upRub eyesHear the soundtrack fade inThe symphony of wakingThe crackle of electricityThe churn of marrowThe waft of bloodThe moan of muscleAll this and more ledBy multiple conductorsVoices like batonsGuiding lyrics into now Do thisThen thisEven though it feels like moreIt… Continue reading Poem 256 – One Thing At A Time & Reminders
Contemplations on Morning Choices What makes a morning bodyWant tea instead of coffee?Oatmeal instead of eggs?Sleep instead of exercise? These questions as I sip teaEat oatmeal while yesterday’sCoffee and eggs hold protestSigns in my thighs:COFFEE IS BEST!EGG-XELLENT CHOICE! Exercise is rare in the morningPoor choice is huddled out frontBehind the giant mapleAnd sleep Sleep is… Continue reading Poem 252 – Contemplations on Morning Choices
Bred bounty when the bounty comes from the earthyou plant it in, you can taste the difference the slick of salt slipped off your browelevates the lettuce leaf the oil on your palm rubbed on the unripe tomato hippushes it to blush red the green pepper cucumberstrawberry & onion can feel your tender gaze &… Continue reading Poem 234 – Bred Bounty