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3:15 Poetry Experiment 2010: it’s hard

August 3, 2010

Monday August 3, 2010 3:15am

It’s hard to get motivated
to get up and write.
I just want to roll over
keep the lights off
go back to sleep.

The pen is awkward in my hand.
The words lost before they are formed.
The depth of my tiredness can not be measured.

The effort to put pen to page
rolls rocks up Mount Olympus.

There is no excuse
not to try tonight

so go words

I’ve been doing the 3:15 Experiment since 2001. Most years, I follow the rules and I don’t look at what I’ve written until the month is over. This year, my mother died July 30, the night before this year’s experiment was to begin, so I decided to post some of those 3:15 poems that are connected to my mother as they are written.

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