Saturday, April 24, 2010

Poem-a-day - April 23

Today's prompt: Write about being exhausted
It's exhausting when the world's woes
come into your bedroom at three A.M;
You neighbor who has too many health problems,
Your friend who's son has cancer,
the poor of the world meeting in Bolivia
to find a way to ask for justice.
Then there's your own backyard
filling with dandelions,
your hemorrhoids and hangnails.
How do you hold all this with intention,
with awareness and still not lose
the perfect square of glittering white moonlight
that has fallen on your bedspread?


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