But besides being a totally codependent mother of the pregnant daughter, I literally recycled and sold at Recycle Santa Fe. Here is what I was up to for the last year. I didn't keep records but I am sure I have topped 200 of these Poemholders. I make two almost daily, and for the show in 100% recycled fabrics.
But really this is how to recycle a poet laureate when the laurels (nobody bothered to wreathe me in) fade. I have no idea how I am doing but I have a clue. I weathered the Mayor's Award dinner and was happy to talk with current PL Jon Davis and hear him read. Then a few days later Carolyn came up to me on Lincoln near Marcy, mere blocks from city hall, and said, "Didn't you used to be somebody?"
It was the best thing anybody had said to me. It made me laugh at how true it was. I always start Joan and the Giant Pencil readings with, "I'm nobody, who are you? Are you nobody too?" Emily knows how I am feeling without even leaving Amherst or even being alive.