I let the cat in—

then let her out once again,

thus my life proceeds

My students read books,

alone with their thoughts each class,

we learn what we do

I must write a poem

I must write every day

Today, this is it

I’ll write a haiku:

they are simple enough, though

simplicity’s not

I have taught for years and years

I’m still not sure what happens

(February 28, 2023)

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