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A new year’s Resolution:
Not to let my dreams stay dreams,
But rather to pursue them headlong
Until my every day is as bright as it seems.
While watching Epicurious’s 4 Levels videos and cleaning out my closet, I remembered that throughout elementary school I had written variations on the same haiku about a squirrel. (Why a squirrel? I can only assume I was staring out the window when inspiration scampered by.)
Partly because it was easier than coming up with 10-20 poem subjects every year, but I’d like to think it was also partly because I wanted to look back on them someday and see how my style had changed. Which is exactly what I’m doing today!
Please don’t judge me too harshly; I was young and poor choices were made.
When in doubt, go to the library could have been the motto for my teenage years. My school and local libraries gave me a place to hang out during lunch and after school, a seemingly endless supply of new reading material, and even an extra resource for difficult homework assignments or hobbies I was teaching myself.