To borrow a phrase from bff Kate… I think I’m getting my first post in under the wire! To be fair, today was my birthday and so it is only now, at 11:26 pm, that I’m sitting down to write my first poem of the month… due by midnight.
Fitting into the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, my theme is this: poets who inspire me. And for A, I’ve selected Adrienne Rich and Margaret Atwood. These are two of the strong, feminist voices I’ve listened to over the years. Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt suggests describing something in terms of what it is not. I started to write a different poem, which I’ll save for a different day – what came out feels more in the style of Gertrude Stein, another strong woman I admire.
I was going to say
I’m alone here
and love being alone,
but I’m anything but alone
and the fact that I’m not alone
is what I love.