The Lark
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The Lark

Stepping Away

A poem on writing poems

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

To read and write all through your days
Finishing one draft, but not wanting
To put the pen down, yet, then
Uncertainty, this fear that rides along

But still, you lay your pen down, gently
With a foreboding thought, quiet but there
You follow through the mundane chores
Listening to the world…



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Frank Larkin

Frank Larkin

Husband, Father, Writer, Future Retired Paper Mill Employee, Eco-Friendly — Peace-Loving — Pet Owner