HOW TO CARPE DIEM by Jennifer Dotson

How to Carpe Diem

or scarper tedium

put on your walking shoes

let your feet carry you

where they will

follow sunshine

follow rainbows

enjoy the steady rhythm

of planting one foot in

front of the other

take a break

take a breath

just go

Jennifer Dotson is author of Late Night Talk Show Fantasy & Other Poems (Kelsay Books, 2020) and Clever Gretel (Chicago Poetry Press, 2013). Jennifer is a recent finalist in the 2021 Mary Blinn Poetry Contest.  She is the creative engine behind www.HighlandParkPoetry.org, which she founded in 2007.

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