April is National poetry month in the U.S. I’m writing a poem a day to celebrate this year. Happy April!


Content to Be Everything

lit from above
warming green leaves with dusted-red edges
unfurl new
learning of selves connected

I am leaf branch tree runner root seed forest perch food shelter paper pencil book board house home

earth-bound sometimes
floating free sometimes
wind-bent sometimes
rain-fed sometimes
at times felled
at times drowned

destroyed and reimagined often
yet content

as everything content

content to be everything