Inspired by a Facebook post from a friend, I am going to try and write a poem a day for the month of April. This month happens to be National Poetry Month.
Many many moons ago I wrote poetry. In high school I wrote love poems when I knew nothing about love. In college I wrote angry spoken word becaus I was in college and that's what one does.
And now, now as an adult I will attempt to write a poem a day for National Poetry Month.
Not just any Tuesday
But Tuesday Night Cafe Tuesday
Surrounded by old friends
Listening to nine year olds recite poems about what it's like to be Japanese American.
Hearing songs sung by friends about heartache
Watching the husband dj in between sets, playing the records he so dutifully collects
Harmonies echoing off the walls of Little Tokyo
Community gathering and coming together
This is happily home.
And it's Tuesday
I think this poem shall be called "it's Tuesday"
Good luck to anyone else trying to do a poem a month this month!