Daily Archives: April 7, 2013

Poem-a-Day Challenge Day 8: Birthday Sevenling 1

The sudden realization She’d lived two half lives, Just one of them fully her own, And the hope by grace For another doubling of years To make a nice-sized life Made 36 seem young.     Poem-a-Day Challenge has introduced me to the sevenling form, and boasts some examples here. If you’ve been following my […]

Poem-A-Day Challenge Day 7: The Passerby Comments Off on Poem-A-Day Challenge Day 7: The Passerby

My neighbor passes my window on the street each day Bearing no more than the essentials of life Water and canned goods – a morning ritual. My neighbor passes my window on the street each day To work in the light and air at the fast food joint With her fancy degree. I wish I […]

Poem-A-Day Challenge Day 6: On Turning 36 1

Half a life ago This moment Reason rejected— Though not Mother, I too would be Past sex and fashion. Now thirty and six I’ve lived twice Those years spent Under her roof (Ten and eight), My longest journey Those endless rounds Bed-bath-breakfast-bus Trailing unbewitching pumps.   Perhaps half a life gone, Tracing the path Bed-bath-breakfast-bus […]