Poems and Texts

“Today” by Gina Myers


Each year I know less about myself
but the insurance company knows
how much my life is worth.
This is for those who suffer & endure
& laugh about it later.
Someone asked, “Where do you get
your news from if you don’t have a TV?”
It is 7:36 a.m. & I have been awake
all night. I am pushing forward,
caffeinated & reminding myself:
don’t be busy. Busyness is the enemy
of art and life. Spring is here, it is
Saturday. The clouds make shapes & go.

Gina Myers

Gina Myers is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, A Model Year (Coconut Books, 2009) and Hold It Down (Coconut Books, 2013), as well as several chapbooks. She lives in Philadelphia where she works in higher ed communications.

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