April is #NationalPoetryMonth. Here is one is the poems from Chris Maxwell’s new book, “embracing now.”

i left the logo behind.
not needing noticeable images
to alert reminders of reality,
from colors selected and designs crafted, in the order of achievement,
so i didn’t bring it along.

i brought myself though.
no logo or image,
just me
and all traveling with me.

years of knocking on the wood,
fears of living as i should.
these weather forecasts and guesses
are not really here.