What Happens Next (Who Knows) COVID

Yesterday a reader named Jill wrote and asked

me to explain My Process.  I don’t have One.  Dear Reader

I Confess I don’t know what I’m going to say before I say it.

I do not have a Poetry Plan or a Fiction Plan either.  Some people

know in advance where their characters will go and what will

happen when they get there.  My characters wander.

They are CPAs and grocery clerks and mothers and they

are often funny and unpredictable.  I don’t

know what they’ll say in advance, although I try to avoid

Many Phrases such as Lessons Learned.  In my poems

and in the stories too, they are free to say things like

Stressed is Desserts backwards and God Knows What

Will Happen Next.  They visit me while I am here.

Writing poems.

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.


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