I try to write in my journal regularly because life is hard and I need a safe outlet but also because I know that many seeds must be sown. I write a lot about my daily life, worries, and troubles because I’m human. The struggle is real, but none of these things are unique. There are a few common themes (none unique) and I started thinking about how we see those same themes play out in the natural world which led me to a series of Wikipedia articles and one of those articles left me with a poem: One Who Eats at the Table of Another. This is a free-form Found poem and my first based on a scientific text, but I do not think it will be my last as I think the natural world holds much inspiration for poetry.
Where can you find inspiration for your found poetry? It does not matter what you write. It just matters that you #JustWrite!