Kathryn Staublin

Creative Writing Club Blues 

I introduce poetry
as one would introduce
a past love—

with poise and appreciation—

but it is difficult to convince
those searching eyes

that anything worth doing
is worth doing right

when the only thing that sells

comes in fifty shades.

Kathryn Staublin is an English teacher who keeps trying to convince her students that they should write every day, if only for the sake of writing.