When Writing a Poem Isn’t Enough
by Marilyn Baszczynski
Today I help plant seven trees,
two foot tall blue spruces.
I imagine their future magnitude,
each producing enough oxygen
in a season for ten people
to breathe for a year.
It’s the best I can think to do.
I don’t know how to build
Marilyn Baszczynski’s poetry has appeared in numerous journals and her book, Gyuri. Poem of wartime Hungary, was published in 2015. Originally from Ontario, Canada, Marilyn is currently Editor of Iowa Poetry Association’s annual anthology, Lyrical Iowa.