I’d like a refund from this month; I’m fairly sure that there weren’t thirty full days. I’m fairly sure there was some stinting, somewhere, some hours cut off… why does it seem like it should just be moving past February when we’re already to May? School is out next month!? How did that happen!?
This has been a really unusual month – at times harder than expected, and at times, easier, at least in terms of poetry. I can at least say I’ve had to reframe the way I look at this “simple” poetic form. So, thanks for being my audience, and I look forward to pushing into a new form perhaps next year.
I scribbled this out thinking of the election, for some reason. Hm…
look at it this way…
Perhaps a view more viable
Equitable, and numinous
Requires that we our first impulses
Shed. Opinions, then more pliable,
Prepare us to be liable to let things go –
Extolling peace instead. To
Cede a need for “rightness,” first, you take a step away
To take a breath, and look again, as judgment you delay…
Impartial, this reception
Viewing life without deception, and in truth, making
Exceptions for the humanness of all.