in which Megan sits and sees a view during Lent 2011


Mid-afternoon on my back porch is pretty darn near perfect.


This is my office. Probably 300 square feet. I have a trash can, a gas grill, half-eaten patio furniture, dog bowls, wet sneakers, and soccer chairs that have seen better days. My tea today is cool and tropical.


What more could a girl want?


“Poetry is about slowing down,” said Mark Strand. So far, no poems have come from this slowing. Yet I’m glad I’ve slowed.