Poet Jane Hirshfield said "... the feeling I have about poem-writing (is) that it is always an exploration, of discovering something I didn't already know.  Who I am shifts from moment to moment, year to year.  What I can perceive does as well.  A new poem peers into mystery, into whatever lies just beyond the edge of knowable ground."

I bring a different poem to the writing classes each week, not only to inspire but to introduce new poets to the group members.

Snow Melting on Your Parents’ Driveway by Sarain Frank Soonias

stay in it
somewhere you know its special
don’t worry about time
somewhere you know its snow melting on your parents driveway
the girls are women with responsibilities
but they’re still girls
and they like that you’re still a boy
don’t mind that you’re a man
and you don’t know enough to worry anyways
you can feel the drums again
now you know they never stop
it never stops beating
none of it
you’re meant to change
and thats okay
the drums keep beating
stay in it
be special

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