April is National Poetry Month.
It’s also my birthday month.
At the start of this year, I had started planning for this month with excitement about my poetic endeavors.
Now that we’re here, there’s less excitement as there is heightened resolve to do this work that I do.
As we face a new and complex moment in our lives, I am more committed than ever to doing everything I can to bring comfort, perspective, understanding, and deeper meaning to our world through poetry and through connection.
And to make it as accessible as I can to a broader audience.
This month, I will be leading a Life Poetic, in a search for my own truths, but also as a way to help you see the bigger picture and to pull yourself out of your day to day.
Every day, I will be posting something that inspires me, makes me think, or offers a glimpse into that vast universe.
You can still see my posts on Facebook.
This poem is part of my Shared Poems series, in which I use words from my community to create a poem that captures our experiences. You can join in the next one by becoming a patron.