Today’s poem was inspired by Robert Lee Brewer’s prompt at http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2015-april-pad-challenge-day-21 . Click on the Dropbox link below the poem to hear me read it.
FOR YOU, NOW THAT YOU’RE GONE
I’m a writer who carries out a lone existence,
as I did ten years ago before we were married.
I no longer struggle to find writing time
in a 40-hour work week. I wake up,
write, eat breakfast, write some more,
work out at the YMCA or take a walk,
eat lunch, write some more,
end the day with Dr. Pepper, e-mail,
and Facebook, eat dinner, read the newspaper
and snail mail, recline with a good book,
go to bed, think of you, wish you were here.