ABANDONED POETRY

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But I have abandoned

            poetry

on more than one occasion

 

        as I felt

           it did no good

     and fond its weight

            too much to carry

 

I have collapsed

            under that weight

but poetry has never

         abandoned me

 

I was walking the tightrope

      trying desperately

     to regain my balance

 

no mea culpa—the faith

         has been reaffirmed

            

I have abandoned poetry

         several times before

but again it takes me back

 

but again it takes me back

       for no fucking reason

    it accepts my weakness

 

so taken back again

     I find I must

 renew the light of peace,

        enlightenment

and prosperity of the soul    


10-13-1991


 

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Poetry

  • .
  • Never gone
  •    Even  during the uptimes
  •        and down--oldest 
  •  and most constant there 
  • entity.
  •   All over the stacks
  •      of confessionalesques you
  •           will survive I hope,
  • but if not, nothing lost
  •   because you were here
  •       constant as stars
  •          ever readable though
  • dusty and tattered and
  •       stained or brittle
  •             and crispy dry with
  • age.
  • .
  • allets
  • .
  •  


Onyamaichi

 

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lovely in simple response to

lovely

in simple response

to words writ

dashed across 

an unsullied page

waiting, hopeful

for a burst of inspiration

a newborn poem--

placenta and all--

held up proudly

by delivering midwife