Living paycheck to paycheck again at middle-age (partly due to divorce, partly to recession), seems to be my most significant experience.
HOW HAS THE GREAT RECESSION EXPERIENCE AFFECTED YOUR POETRY (OR NOT)?
Probably not; fairly new to the poetry thing, although maybe there is an added edge to some of it, since the financial struggle is daily and stressful.
PLEASE SHARE A POEM(S) ADDRESSING YOUR GREAT RECESSION EXPERIENCE:
Quietly invading, present without presence.
Drawing back, falling away.
Going away…slowly, painfully.
Like watching grass
Waves at the shore,
The green of life…
it moves, changes hands,
goes away from some, goes to others, endless
cycles of more and less, less and more. An
ebb and flow of the lifeblood, pulsating from hand
to hand, a stent here, a dam there, and still it moves.
ABOUT THE POET:
Lori M. Izykowski is an 8-5er raising an almost 17 y.o. daughter living in Fredericksburg, VA. "I use my blog and poetry as cathartic instruments whenever I’m struggling with something. I submit irregularly to Vox Poetica (editor Annmarie Lockhart)."