back to the moment

(After a year of complete homelessness this poet’s Awesome Reader Family recently contributed sufficient funds to purchase and outfit a van in which she may continue her work in less hardship)

*****

forget
all those other moments

past
and potential

cold
cold
cold

no light

light
attracts predators

no sound

sound gets you unhidden
and back on the sidewalk

no book
no device
no tv
no stereo
no food
no digging in your bags
no
no
no
nothing
nothing
nothing
till frigid dawn

till every
single
frigid
dawn

when you had already
better be gone
down that sidewalk anyway

forget those moments
lurking always over your shoulder
somehow
somehow
forget them

come to this one

this moment

treasure it

know it for what it is
an anomaly
in this whole wide world
of hurt

warm
safe
fed
in silence
free

to write
to write
to write…

*****

*****

Among us, poets are not paid. The poet/editor of this website, being physically disabled, lives at a fraction of her nation’s poverty level, and currently lives in her vehicle. Become a patron of the fine arts by making a donation at: https://www.gofundme.com/are-you-a-patron-of-the-arts

*****

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