How to Write a Poem When There is So Much Else To Do

Laundry, for instance. There is never a day

without laundry.  I am

am a person with piles and piles.

Other people don’t have them. Piles could possibly require

attention.  We frequently run out of milk.  There are

continual emails asking for help

I could spent an entire day sending $3 to candidates.

Every single day  a demonstration,  reason to be

in the streets.  Immigration yesterday.

Climate change tonight.

And I am actually working too.

What about the thousands of new

tv shows series podcasts? The book I’m trying to read?

What about meeting a friend for a drink? And then,

what happened to my poem?

 

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.

4 Comments

  1. Good one. I wondered why you didn’t respond to my invitation to coffee last week. Now I know. You were writing a poem.

  2. OMG, Esther!
    This is my life, my poem
    I have not had the time to write. . .
    for these very reasons. Thanks.
    And. . .gotta go. . .xo

  3. I tried to just say “yes” because this is such a true poem, but that was rejected as too short a comment. So, I’ll say, “Yes, yes, yes!!!!” and thank you.

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