April is National Poetry Month Y’all!


 So April is national poetry month! To celebrate I’ve written two new poems about my two favorite people:

Ellie:
She’s so wise
A shy wonder
Her perceptivity a marvel
Her resiliency surprising
Bouncy brown curls
An open grin
A flash of small white teeth, laughing with me now
Arms shaking
Eyes narrowed
Taking what she wants
Curled in close
Holds my leg with her delicate, perfect
Fingers
I hold her tight, too.
Benji
Dragons on the floor (ouch)
Hand soap in an out-of-reach cabinet (right?)
A closed bedtime door (is it still closed?)
He’s an adorable maniac
A generous, giving soul
A
Bundle of energy
Chaos incarnate
Does this
Etched glass shatter when I push it
From the kitchen table?
Yes.
His laughter
Peals around him
Like a halo
See? It doesn’t have to be Shakespeare or Maya Angelou or even Robert Frost or Nikita Gill. It just has to make you feel. And it can be about anything. I wrote about my kids because as a parent of young children I am boring and obsessive about them.
Anyway – April is also Donate Life awareness month and distracting driving awareness month. So if you’re driving distracted make sure you sign to be an organ donor – someone should be benefiting from your mistakes.
That’s it, it’s a short one this time – if you’re in the Woodlands, I’ll see your kids at my kids yoga class tomorrow at Yoga Pod at 11am! If you’re in Canada – I hope the snow melts again soon. If you’re in the Woodlands, enjoy mowing the lawn! I know Benji sure enjoys it.

Published by @abyeh2013

East coast Canadian native A.D Yeh received her bachelor degree in psychology and literature from Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB, Canada. She helps the online writing community at DIY MFA (https://diymfa.com/) by day and spends her nights writing fantasy novels and poetry she would like to read. She also teaches a love of gardening to pre-k kids in her physical community. She lives with her husband, two human children and two fur babies in a quiet corner of Texas.

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