In the morning when you open your eyes…

In the morning when you open your eyes,
I'll be writing poetry.
I am not paid for poetry.
Still, I rise early every day to write
about life and nature, whether important or insignificant.
Before children are walking to the bus stop,
I am already ranting against the injustices of the world.
Poetry helps me think about the current state of affairs;
helps me consider and analyze the underlying causes of the latest news stories.
Sometimes my examination will lead to insight.
Sometimes it will not.
However, it will lead me to writing
and breaking
the lines
as a poet should.

by Thomas Wigington

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