One Poem a Day

By, Alice J. Becker

In Memory of John Newman


Now that you are gone

I promise – belatedly-


That yes

I will now write

One poem a day.

You once made me promise

To do this.

You always saw what I knew what

Was in me but couldn’t yet see

But you did and you could:

You let me know.

But I never did

I failed you but

Really I failed me.

So  yes now:

A poem a day

Beginning with this one

Just for you.

I promise too to look

At the world sideways

But not too much.