April is National Poetry Month. In 2023, I commit to post one poem each day that I’ve written over the decades, some that I’ve never shared with a soul. I believe in the cathartic power of poetry to connect us across boundaries of region or time. There is great freedom in putting pen to paper. For me, this was the best coping strategy in times of loss. I could recreate memories to recall and delight myself reading them in dark days that would come.