Today is National Poem in Your Pocket Day. I love that this is a thing now. I love poems, all manner of them, short, long, rhyming, oblique. Each poem is a wrapped piece of candy I can never get enough of. The idea of NPIYPD is that you carry a poem in your pocket to share with others. I didn’t leave my house today, so I’ll use this post as my pocket.
A Poem in Every Pocket
Imagine a plaza
where some people sit on squat pedestals,
and some people are
but all are carrying this secret:
that their pockets are filled
with poems only they
know all the words to.
— Mary Pierce
That is my little poem. It is also my wish. If you have a poem you are carrying around today I’d love it if you would share it with me.