Responsibility by Shirley Plummer


“Responsibility” by Shirley Plummer



thoughts of the end arise

if I knew certainly
would I make a pragmatic plan?
or throw up my hands
shout ‘live it up, make hay –‘
why not?

if there were sun to lie in
I might lie in it
stretch and relax

enjoy for the first time
total freedom



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Shirley Plummer’s Artist Statement: A wandering native of Oregon finally returned, I long ago published several poems; but now, with support from a wonderful group of writers, I have begun writing and publishing again. I now live on the central Oregon Coast between national forest and ocean. My first collection the task of falling rain appeared March 2016.


Author: A Room of Her Own

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