Shifting paper,
old handouts,
a stack of dog-eared folders,
blank, brittle notebooks,
pile of unread mail
and must-smelling memories,
just dressing my desk
the way mom did her counters.
Must be hereditary.
We sure are good at piling.

Katherine Gotthardt

Katherine Gotthardt, M.Ed., writing concentration, has been writing, editing and teaching for more than twenty years. For the past ten years, she has focused on content development and content marketing. Besides being published in dozens of journals, Katherine has authored six books: Poems from the Battlefield, Furbily-Furld Takes on the World, Approaching Felonias Park, Weaker Than Water, Bury Me Under a Lilac and Late April. She has been nominated twice for Poet Laureate of Prince William County, VA and is Editor in Chief of Prince William Living magazine.

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