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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Everyday Birthday

Everyday Birthday

What would it? 
take to live each day
like you do 
on the day you can 
truthfully say–

Today is my Birthday!

Mix the wets with the drys
every one of your lives
2 cups of afterbirth
1 amniotic sac
2 eggs, naturally cracked
Conversational sugar
3+ sticks of rebuttal
creaming with elation,
anticipation, heaps 
of beaming pride
and a placenta

baked in for
oh my goodness!
you were
born.

And!
You remain alive.

To this day! 
Let us eat cake 
as the sun rises and the 
breeze of your breath
swells your chest, 
assured

Of another day!
to relish precisely as 
if it were 
that special birth Day 
for which copious 
vim is 
traditionally reserved.

Gather your ingredients,
turn your lens!

and 
Celebrate! this 
challenge 
to live your everyday 

as if.