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June 6th, 2019

"When Tanita hugs you" -- a skinny poem

Oh my! It's Poetry Friday and for the first time in an AGE I am back and writing with my poetry sisters. This month, it's skinny poems.

The rules of a skinny poem:

Eleven lines. The first line can be any length; the last is as long as the first because it uses the same words, though they can be in a different order. ALL of the intervening lines are a single word, AND lines 2, 6, and 10 use the same word.

My poem is written following my vacation in San Francisco with my husband, during which I caught up in person with my poetry sister, Tanita Davis. It was so phenomenal to see her and hug her and get to talk with her, and so I decided to write about her.

When Tanita hugs you
you
know
you’re
hugged.
You
feel
love.
Lucky
you,
when Tanita hugs you.

You can find the poems written by my poetry sisters here:

Laura
Tricia
Andi

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