Fitness for Poets

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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Brass Tacks

Brass Tacks

But just how
in the world does
one start?

Action! 
no matter how big  
or how little 
it relates to what 
you’re trying to achieve.
Come to think of it,

Smashing
never takes much thought.

Grab ahold
of that Big Idea of yours 
and break it down
into  
tiny baby pieces.

Hold it! (Say Cheese!) 

-Click-

That’s all for today.

Come back tomorrow.

Really.


Part 2.
Learning to Balance

Choose one single 
baby from 
that smash of tiny 
babies
that you freed.
One. 

Just one! (sooo cute)

Start with one–
drop it on the floor  
and watch it skid
(is that chocolate?)

Now clean it up! 
or,
as we like to say–

Revise.

That’s all for today.

Come back tomorrow.


Part 3.
One Step at a Time 

Put your best  
foot forward for 
your first 
Oops!

Lucky you!
A fresh angle.
Fine, roll around,
but do be careful!  
Once you get down,

Brass tacks?  
are easily found.