Friday, April 28, 2017

Thursday, April 27 was POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY, organized by the wonderfully creative people at the Tompkins County Public Library. Dozens of writers contributed poems. They were then printed up as postcards and distributed around town. WHAT FUN!!!

Here are the two poems that I contributed:


in a restaurant
i saw a woman across the room
and walked toward her.
i was critical of her haircut
but other than that
she looked like someone i'd like.
i gave her a friendly smile.
i even waved.
as i got closer i realized
i was looking in a large mirror.
the woman was me.
luckily no one else noticed.

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sitting on my front steps
waiting for a ride —
i must be careful
not to get into the wrong car.
strangers pull up in front of my house
all the time —
i jump up
and greet them like long-lost friends.
this scares them.
it scares me, too.
i'm always having to explain
about being nearsighted.