A Poem for National Poetry Month: Alone by Nikki Giovanni

April is National Poetry Month. The good folks at National Poetry Writing Month encouraged every writer to write a poem each day of the month. 

I can’t do that. 

My poetry is more Dr. Seuss than Professor Natasha Trethewey. My poetry in a nutshell sucks like Karine Steffans badly and horribly.

Rather than shame myself by posting my not-ready-for-primetime poems, I will post a few poems that I love. 

From the great Nikki Giovanni (who happens to rock the crimson and cream), Alone: 

i can be
alone by myself
i was
lonely alone
now i’m lonely
with you
something is wrong
there are flies
everywhere
i go


Published by tianajohnson90

I am an oil-and-water combination of humor, ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty, procrastination, and drive. I am an aspiring romance novelist who writes by the seat of her pants. Waging and sometimes winning a daily battle with procrastination, plots, characters, and the day job.

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