Poem Reading: I’m Alive and So Are You

Originally published at Poetry Online — April 2023

Trapper Markelz
May 10, 2023
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For National Poetry Month, I am recording myself reading one of my published or self-curated pieces of poetry each day for 30 days.

Reading # 29 of 30

This poem is titled I’m Alive and So Are You. I wrote this poem on a New Year's morning, thinking about the year ahead and all that is asked of us, both to obey and also to break out and be our own. This poem is available to read online at Poetry Online, also with an audio reading.

©️ Trapper Markelz 2023

If you enjoyed this poem, please check out my chapbook Childproof Sky, a Cherrydress Chapbooks 2023 selection.

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Trapper Markelz

Trapper Markelz (he/him) is a poet who writes from Boston, MA. His work has appeared in numerous journals and publications. Check out http://trappermarkelz.com