Square One 

that it’s a circle, really,
more hula-hoop than hopscotch. 

We’ve been here
a time or two, my friend,
where both the mad 
and the merry 
go ’round. 

And so we spin. 



In November, we poem.

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12 Responses to Square One 

  1. neil reid says:

    Yesterday, today, nice words done. Like what you’re doing here.

  2. ihatepoetry says:

    I love how this circles back (cycles back)? Wish me luck on NOVPAD 2022. I haven’t written in years, but I’m doing this as an exercise with my therapist. Love and blessings.

  3. Misky says:

    Hula-hoop hopscotch. 🥰 Lovely.

  4. Shawna says:

    I love the nods to Taylor Swift and “Spin the Bottle.” 🙂

    This could be about friends or a couple that go(es) round and round. Or, this could be heavier, because, inside “except,” I see a pregnancy test (again?) and a broken-up couple. So maybe they’ll get back together because a baby’s on the way.

    • whimsygizmo says:

      The older my kids get, the more it all feels like a circle. One step forward, two steps back, giant leaps for mankind. It’s all a blur, and certainly nonlinear. All we can do along the way, is play.

  5. Marie Elena says:

    I’m going to try to do things this November:

    1. Write as many days as I can, knowing realistically it won’t be many.
    2. Visit your site as many days as I can. What a great excuse to actually take the spec of time it takes to visit one poet to be fed by her words. ❤

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