Recommended Reading 33/22

Before we begin, consider: Why Do You Love the Poem?

family reunion
the broken chord
of a wind chime

Or how strangers still say β€œbless you”

when someone sneezes, a leftover

from the Bubonic plague. β€œDon’t die,” we are saying.

his old guitar
fending off
the blues

harvest moon
migrant kids eat the bread
tossed to the crows

Fifty cents more an hour would get me
a house in the country
10,000 more a year would get me
in debt for the house in the country

Finally, Variations on a Passage in Edward Abbey is a new #goals poem for me. Blending curiosity, knowledge, teaching, and poetry into one form. How many words would this take a textbook author to communicate?