Please welcome Josh Hatcher to my blog. He has stopped by to share a poem with us, upon the release of his poetry book entitled, American Poetry: Poems for a Wounded Nation
I do not want today to be a red x.
I do not want today to be a crumpled page, tossed in the bin.
Another task accomplished. Another list complete.
I want today to be a smile on her face, a laugh in his belly.
I want today to taste like adventure.
I want today to be a story that my grandkids will tell around campfires.
I want today to be full of love, like tummies at Grandma’s house on a sleepy Sunday afternoon.
I do not want today to be another chalk tick mark on a prison wall.
I do not want today to be another link in a chain of indifference.
Another day of silence. Another day alone.
I want today to be spent wrapped up in the arms of my lover.
I want today to feel like warm grass under my feet.
I want today to fade into twilight with victory, shouting praises all the way down.
I want today to be a day worth living.
American Poetry: Poems for a Wounded Nation
Poetry cuts through America like deep rivers, carrying our joys, our sorrows, our stories from mountains to seas. Josh Hatcher writes his own American rivers, celebrating the love of family, mourning deep loss, and calling out a nation divided and broken.
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About the Author
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Best of luck with the release of your poetry book, Josh! X