#NationalPoetryMonth – Day 1


My favorite month.

Birthdays – me, the baby sister, the cousin.

DUTCH – the Keepers are coming 4.4.17

And of course, National Poetry Month, those glorious gorgeous thirty days of words words words.

Let’s do this thing.


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John Waters Would Approve

I could lie
under an obsidian sky
all night with you
our books
and love

April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate, I’m going to post a poem everyday. This exercise in my love of words began last year, inspired by the amazing word warrior Jason Reynolds and my writing promptress Jena Schwartz. It was fun and full of magic and makes me so excited to see what pieces 2017 produces. They won’t be perfect, they never are, but they’ll be here, every day of April. I hope you stop by and enjoy the words and maybe even feel moved to share some of your own.

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4 thoughts on “#NationalPoetryMonth – Day 1

    • I love him so hard. My favorite quote of his, and the inspiration for this poem, is: If you go home with somebody, and they don’t have books, don’t fuck ’em!

      because seriously, if they don’t have books, please don’t fuck them

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