I don’t sweat poems out sitting at a writing desk. My poems show up, mostly completed before being scribbled on scrap paper. The poems have shown up ready to go for several decades. Here’s the newest one. If you enjoy this poem please share it on your blog or other social media sites. Be well.
Here Or There
We live here
while looking over there.
And if over there
we wonder what it’s like,
And while here
we look at lists
from somewhere else
stating the “Best Places to Live”
if you love…the outdoors or
love riding bikes or drinking coffee or
writing poetry no one will memorize.
But who would read the “Best List”
from someone else somewhere else
if it said, “Love living where you are”
and even asked us to
“Send us your list of why you live over there”
(instead of here or somewhere else).
Then your list would go to someone somewhere
who would wonder why
they are not over here,
Maybe we make “Best Lists”
and keep them to ourselves.
Then we’ll know why we are here
without perplexing those
who think they should be
somewhere else with someone who
doesn’t know you.
Gregory Zeorlin 2/8/2015 @ 10:58pm
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