I posted earlier today about the Poetry with Friends sessions restarting in September after our summer break.

Some of us can’t wait until term starts and are meeting for lunch and a catch up this coming week.

In celebration of this lunch and Poetry with Friends, here is a poem a friend sent to me over the summer. It’s by Kaylin Haught and it’s called God Says Yes to Me.

I asked God if it was ok to be melodramatic

and she said yes

I asked her if it was ok to be short

and she said it sure is

I asked her if I could wear nail polish

or not wear nail polish

and she said honey

she calls me that sometimes

she said you can do just exactly

what you want to

Thanks God I said

And is it even ok if I don’t paragraph

my letters

Sweetcakes God said

who knows where she picked that up

what I’m telling you is

Yes Yes Yes.

 Haught is an Oklahoma poet. She is the daughter of a preacher, a believer since she was knee-high. Now she finds God in nature. Sometimes Haught misses church. She might go back one day, she says.