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#thesideshow April 2nd 2016 3 micropoems by Trish Hopkinson- Day 2 of National Poetry Month

Religion Rhythm

Gavel—tap tap.
Time to begin.
How do you plea?
Lots of sin.
How will you pay?
Guilt—tap tap.

Goodbye Maytree

After Annie Dillard

I summited the monument again today.
As I looked out over the ocean, over
the weary  shacks and the dunes, I felt small.
This task of letting go,
of resisting bitterness and finding peace,
is something I can do.
It is not my failing when others find love.
It is not my flaws that cause others to leave.
I will climb this monument every day
until the work is done, until I am whole.
This is something I can do.
This is a task, a task of letting go.

Off the cuff

it rolls down to fingertip
with innate precision and drips
onto my kneecap,
soft and salt-flavored
like the lining of a bitten cheek.
Driven from duct and eyelash
by pounding vein
and wounded brain,
I shed my selfish weight
in water.

Trish Hopkinson has always loved words—in fact, her mother tells everyone she was born with a pen in her hand. She has two chapbooks Emissions and Pieced Into Treetops and has been published in several anthologies and literary magazines, including The Found Poetry Review, Chagrin River Review, and The Fem. Trish is co-founder of a local poetry group, Rock Canyon Poets. She is a product director by profession and resides in Utah with her handsome husband and their two outstanding children. You can follow her poetry adventures at http://trishhopkinson.com/.