April was National Poetry Month, which means if we have a friending or following relationship, you have been seeing (or ignoring) a poem from me every day. This was my second year doing this, and, like the first year I am looking at the 30 poems that I wrote with considerable wonder. Not because they are the greatest poems ever written, but just because they are written. I can't even remember to tie my shoes every day, but somehow I wrote 30 poems in 30 days. A little happy miracle, only it isn't a miracle, it is just somehow finding time to stare down the blank page until it flees, leaving a poem like trail of breadcrumbs to follow.
If you ignored the entire thing, but are at all interested, here is your chance to catch up. Here are some selected links, I couldn't pick a favorite this year, so I just picked some.
i was eating dinner last night at a restaurant which is frequented by people dining with their entire families, so there were lots of kids running around, lots of moms and dads have the typical kinds of battles with their kids. i heard something which really made my ears crazy.
"hey buddy, this is daddy's friend mr. yadda. mr. yadda works in the town where your mommy grew up. mr. yadda handles millions of dollars worth of merchandise every day. that is a lot. pretty impressive huh buddy."
buddy now knows there are two important things to learn about people.