Tuesday Poem

Every Tuesday this school year, I’m posting a raw poem. Unedited. Fresh out of the brain. Hoping to jumpstart my creative juices and yours as well. If you or your students follow my lead and write a “day” poem, please share it!

(Today’s poem is inspired by the upcoming two busy months of travel.)

The aches and pains from long planes rides and

uncomfortable hotel beds,

wearing dress shoes for too long–

These I can relieve with an Advil and some yoga.

The bigger ache —

to be a working writer despiteĀ all these demands–

can only be alleviated by

plunking rear in a chair

gluing fingers to keyboard and

just doing it.