April 26, 2017 – Poem from a future place
Assuming their survival, future archivists
and researchers thumbing through old papers
and computer files might wonder why we wrote
these 30 poems in April.
They might think a cult required this practice,
or worse, punishment for a crime committed –
it might appear to be a mild obsession,
on top of other daily things we had to do.
It is an interesting habit we give ourselves
over to, a work, a focus, this daily output
of ruminations and verbal meanderings.
A future reader might wonder what was
its end, its conclusion for our lives.
It’s time to gather thoughts about today’s
submission and how it might look tomorrow,
and what type of trail we are leaving.