NaPoWriMo #10: ‘April Showers’

This is a calendar:



You write things on it. And then you do them.

April Showers
By Maggie McGinity

When my friend Jenny
Cancelled the movie
I took my brother instead
That’s just the way I am
Once I make a plan
I can’t get it out of my head

And so this week
Makes me weak
Everything is gone
Though I saw, ahead, a few hours
It didn’t help the showers
This dark crowd has drawn

Day after day
The world finds a way
To crush my hopes and expectations
Laid out the night before
Living’s a well-practiced chore
Blank days barely vacations

Worse yet, the eraser residue
The crossed-off, penned-in, sure-you’d-do
Grasping at straws to stay afloat
As the words are un-wrote

It is very strange
This, schedule rearranged
Small, and large, every single change
Deadened deciders, damning derranged

Now what can I do or say?
Everyone’s acting a different way
Mourning the same
Series of days”


“The worst wounds, the deadliest of them, aren’t the ones people see on the outside. They’re the ones that make us bleed internally.”
-“Infamous” by Sherrilyn Kenyon

“Keep a light, hopeful heart. But ­expect the worst.” – Joyce Carol Oates


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