This is the first time I have done the Poetry Marathon, well half marathon. An old friend from college shared the link and suggested I go for it. I have been struggling to write since COVID-19 closed the schools and both kids are home 24/7. My brain is literally too tired for words by the time they go to bed. I decided to do the half marathon and give myself the give and goal of writing poetry. As the founder and facilitator of a poetry group in New Bedford, MA, I also want to inspire my group members. I could write an entire bio here and give all the little details of my life, but what is really most important is that I recapture all the poems I’ve lost from my head because I didn’t take the time.