Hath September | Day 15 | Sonnet for September | Don Yorty

September 15, 2012

Sonnet for September


At 63 I’ve started to compost
In La Plaza, a park I helped to save
Starting in 1987 and
Succeeding in 2002. Some things
Take time like a poem you want to write
Or onion skins and carrot peels rotting
To loam. A lot gets done in the dark out
Of sight. The evidence tells us not to
Give up. You have to remember it’s not
Always fun. Sit down and do it and it
Will get done. From my window you could see
The World Trade Center till 9/11.
Another building rises there making
Its appearance. My friends, the ends begin.


Don Yorty is a poet, writer and teacher who resides
in NYC’s East Village. His works include a novel, What
Night Forgets, and many poetry collections including
A Few Swimmers Appear, Poet Laundromat, and the
prologue. His blog is donyorty.com/blog.

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