We Are Born Poets


No Glass Allowed by Tammy Foster Brewer

We Are Born Poets | Tammy Foster Brewer

And then somehow
along the way we forget

to look at the world
from our hands and knees – –

In teaching my 3-year-old son
to fish: casting a line
into muddy water, patience

until the bobber came loose
and my son cried because

it’s out there all alone

like the empty swimming pool
in my neighborhood

abandoned concrete
at the bottom of a hill

or maybe
a marshmallow factory.


previously published in NYB–The Poetry Series #13

I usually don’t do this but I wanted to let all you lovelies know about this amazing book I had the honor of publishing, you can see more about it here or in my etsy shop. There are a few sample poems there, a behind the scenes look at production, this book truly is a gem, I wanted to share it with you!


Tammy F. Brewer (formerly Trendle) is married to the poet, Robert Lee Brewer, and is a mom to 2 sons and 2 stepsons. She received her BA in English from Georgia State University in 1997. She was born, raised, and still resides in Atlanta, GA where she works as a paralegal.

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