Someone Wrote Yesterday Asking Why

I write a poem a day.  What is the Real Reason

behind this exercise, my Secret Motivation?  What

is my actual goal?  She wanted to know and wanted

me to say. Reasons and explanations.

I write a poem a day because  it is Monday

or Tuesday even Wednesday because I am going

to yoga class  my mother’s name was Sara she married

a man named Mike today there might be rain

a woman named Lilly called yesterday said she was

my cousin’s cousin she had a story to tell about people

I didn’t know but that didn’t matter

it was a story and Lilly told it to me.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. There doesn’t have to be a “why” in poetry. It’s not bean counting. It’s art!
    I love your poems on my email. They’re my only interesting email.
    Thank you for them,

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