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.

2 Comments

  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,
    Ellen

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