Monkey mind and the last poem of April

This year I wrote my poems of April on a discussion forum with one of my early friends.  Chrissie’s poems were also in the chapbook Inside Out. So when I had a chance to write with a bunch of poets I leaped at the chance. This poem shows how my mind works when I am writing a poem, hence monkey mind.

Here is my last poem of April 2014:

Monkey mind and the last poem of April

The sun shone overhead
or should I say rays or shine
maybe the sun rose
above mountains or hills

the wind rustled the leaves
did it blow, or did it whip
is rustle even an action?

chickadees nested
these birds are probably
ready to throw out the little chicks
the chirps are insane
and feeding the empty gullets

Spring had come
to our high desert home
since this is the last poem
do I need to add smells

the skunk family poked their noses
out holes in the fence
should aroma and skunk
be in the same sentence
would readers really like
to smell roses instead?

Erase. Start over.

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