How to Be a Poet Every Day

Show up.
Bring your body.
Breathe.
Oblige
the silence.
Listen with
everything.
Let yourself
look. Stop often
for this.
Forget
about time.
Wander
as needed.
Move toward
what calls
to you.
Walk
side by side
with whoever
is there--
grief, longing,
ghost, child,
chipmunk.
Remember
eventually
to pick up
your pen.
See what
happens.
Thank
your hand
and heart
for their service.
Be clear
you want more
tomorrow.