Site icon Margaret Coombs

Breaking Writer’s Block

Eight bright postcards wait
in a packet on my desk
They resemble each other
On one side: an address
and a brief poem
On the other: a marimekko design
of bright dots, animals, fruits, or flowers
I will photograph both sides of each
recording the spontaneous poems
that burst from my pen 
onto cardboard stock
I will find the correct postage 
set them out for the postman
and write twenty-two more
and write the twenty-third after that
as well as number twenty-four
and if the habit becomes well-set,
poem number two-hundred 
and twenty-four
will come within the year

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