Write a “Plus” Poem

Here’s a poem for the fifth day of the 2013 Poem a Day Challenge on Rober Brewer’s blog. My contribution is below the link.

2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 5 | Write a Poem a Day Until May | WritersDigest.com.


They all add up,

in the end,

remnants of

all the different

people we have

been, the toddling

baby, tasting

everything that falls

in reach, the school

child hearing

the music of varied

voices, the teen

watching for every

slight, the young

adult feeling the frustrations

of a striving world,

the parent, overwhelmed

by the surprising perfume

of a child’s sun-dusted arm,

the aging friend, walking

by a river in the afternoon,

a sum from similar

numbers, so like, yet

unlike any other,

when added up.


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