P&W Prompt: Who Are You?

For months, I have been anxiously awaiting the start of the new year so that I could start on day one with Poets & Writers’ prompts in their The Time is Now section.  My intention was to begin right on time, but you see, this election thing happened, and I got, shall we say…sidetracked.  Maybe you’re feeling sidetracked too.  For the past couple of months, I’ve had a kind of crisis of conscience about my own role in sitting by and letting the country, apparently, eat itself.  And, for a spell there, poetry didn’t seem very important anymore.  I’ll grant, there are a lot of critically important things on our to do list right now and poetry may appear so far down the list that it runs the risk of falling right off and into the abyss, but something happened this week that made me rethink that. Continue reading