April is National Poetry Month. Writer’s Digest has a Poem A Day challenge, which I’m going to participate in. A few of those poems will end up here. Check out the link if you want to try the challenge, too.

poetry month tree

The challenge for the thirtieth–the last day!–is to write a “calling it a the day” poem. Seems appropriate.

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Quitting Time

There’s still things undone

laundry to be folded

floors to be swept

folders to be organized

errands to be run

play that was forgotten

and work left too long

But it is late

the day dwindling into dark

pull a blanket over the ifs


and might haves

Let them rest until tomorrow

it will come

soon enough


About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

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