Marian Shapiro’s poem so perfectly captures why I’m unable to let go of my “stuff,” this typewriter included. A suicide note was written on it. Yes, I’ve written a short story about it. (More to come in another post.)
Background photo: Dean Moriarty/Pixabay, CC0.
Manipulation and design layout: Elizabeth Stark
Marian Kaplun Shapiro is the author of a professional book, Second Childhood (Norton, 1988), a poetry book, Players In The Dream, Dreamers In The Play (Plain View Press, 2007) and two chapbooks: Your Third Wish, (Finishing Line, 2007); and The End Of The World, Announced On Wednesday (Pudding House, 2007). A Quaker and a psychologist, her poetry often embeds the topics of peace and violence by addressing one within the context of the other. A resident of Lexington, she is a five-time Senior Poet Laureate of Massachusetts. She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2012.
Eiffel tower from hotel window.