with a nod to, and a line from, the poet James Bertolino
Today is Tax Day.
More importantly, it’s a day
during National Poetry Month, April 2013.
My favorite bookstore
offers a 20 percent discount
on books of poetry throughout the month.
I purchase a couple
of books of poetry, and savor
the 20 percent discount. I purchase
Poet in New York,
poems by Federico Garcia Lorca
written while he was in New York City, 1929-1930.
I also purchase
an anthology, Alive at the Center:
Contemporary Poems from the Pacific Northwest.
It collects selected poems
of Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver,
British Columbia. New York City, Portland,
Seattle, and Vancouver, B.C.?
Why not Bellingham, Washington?
I wonder. Where’s the harm there? I ask.
Happy National Poetry Month, April 2013.
Andrew Shattuck McBride
NaPoWriMo ~ 2013 | My Day 11
April 15, 2013