Kristine Ludewig-Schnur

Exciting news!

My FITNESS FOR POETS weekly poem has become
a MONTHLY letter as I shift focus to my first book– a magical realism memoir in verse about dancing away those early Art school days.

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Baseline Drum

Baseline Drum

  1. Survive
  2. Create


the Answer so quickly?
(here, take your drum)

Knowing it
simply feels much better

than the comfort of
a logical progression?

Hmm. Say we,

  1. Survive, then! (You safe?)
  2. Create

Ahhh…
there’s no return.
(We can give back instead!) 
options abound, 
such choices!

Too many?

Subtract an O
but ooh!

TO

Survive TO Create TO Give Back

  1. serve,
  2. maybe teach?


You decide from up there on high, 
at the pinnacle, you balance, 
commanding 
Space and Time,

juggling 
all the while! 
you survive you
create you give back,
you serve, maybe teach;
you collapse,
No!

the Answer, 
my love
(here, take your drum)

we’ll set it to a walk… 
ad infinitum.

  1. Survive
  2. Create
  3. Give back
  4. Repeat