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Day one poem, LexPoMo 2014

LexPoMo2014-blog-pic02-1024x878Last week I signed up at Accent Publishing’s blog to be an official participant in the Lexington Poetry Month writing challenge. To wit, I pledged to write a poem a day during the month of June and post at least five of them to the writing challenge blog. Doing so will also allow my work to be considered for an anthology that will be published later this year.

This is the poem I wrote yesterday, the first day of the challenge. Today’s poem was about gout and is not likely to appear anywhere unless someone wants to publish it after I’m dead.


I promised to write
a poem every day
for a month —
thank heaven I did not
promise to write
good poems