This semester I’ve made it a goal to contribute to a weekly poetry forum at my school, Vermont College of Fine Arts. It’s good for me to produce something each week that I send out into the world, even if it is a very safe and supportive version of the world. Here’s a poem I’m pleased with that I wrote earlier this semester.
Love Letter to Humans, Even Me
One never knows.
One hears of accidents on bridges.
Earthquakes toppling buildings.
Which is to say nothing
of the tremors that topple us from within.
Some of us stooped
and some of us broken
and yet we go outside.
To work to visit to breathe fresh air.
It is so beautiful
and so brave.
I love us all for this.