Day Twenty-five, Tupelo Press 30/30 Project

O at the Edges

cracking eggs

A Cheese Omelet at Midnight” is among the Day Twenty-five offerings of the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project (9 poets have agreed to write 30 poems apiece in 30 days, to raise funds for Tupelo Press, a non-profit literary publisher). Many thanks to Pleasant Street who sponsored and provided the title.

A Cheese Omelet at Midnight

You can’t ever leave without saying something,
no matter how insipid. That sweater looks good
on you. It’s supposed to rain tomorrow. I’m sorry
I burned the omelet. Nasdaq has plunged 3%… 

To see the rest of the poem, click here

Even though no more title sponsorships remain, you can still contribute to Tupelo Press! Every bit helps (even a dollar or two), and I’ve some other sponsorship opportunities, with corresponding incentives, listed here.

If you’re so inclined, please visit the 30/30 blog at: Donate to Tupelo. Scroll down to “Is this…

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17 thoughts on “Day Twenty-five, Tupelo Press 30/30 Project

  1. Your poem directs us to say what we mean,
    really mean.
    Is it enough to say of these verses
    “how enjoyable”?
    I mean it, after all,
    but it doesn’t say enough.
    Is “not enough” okay?
    Is it really what I mean?
    Oh, the dilemma
    expressing oneself with words!

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  2. Loved this piece, Robert! There’s a certain trepidation with getting that honest that I think ultimately is a hesitation to look at something we fear. So we play these games, and skid along the surface… Until one of your poems grabs us and pulls us under!


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  3. Pingback: A Cheese Omelet at Midnight, by Robert Okaji | In My Parlour

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