don’t read

don’t read.  wash your face.
don’t read.  feed the cat.
don’t read.  imagine words.

don’t speak.  pour the milk.
don’t speak.  turn the bowl.
don’t speak.  find words that came first.

find the poem no one wrote.
leave it be.  fallow heart.
make what you’re blind to see.

make breakfast.  make sleep.
offer it to the moon.
or maybe me.

write.  write more.  you have to have
enough to throw yourself all away.
  

2015

I think I should write about

I think I should write something more.
I think I should write something meaningful, more.
I think I should write making wisdom breathe, more.
I think I should write using words like first time.  more.
I think I should write on my way to the grocery store.  more.
I think I should write waiting for a friend at the coffee shop.  more.
I think I should write whether or not I know best how to spell.  more.
I think I should write on my birthday party day.  there’s a party, isn’t there?
I think I should write gracefully about my gratitude.  more.  surely more.
I think I should write most especially more, when I don’t want to write.

more.
  

2015