I don't know how to separate poetry from humanity


this is sometimes poetry

sometimes how I break and bend


this is sometimes humanity


you can’t tell it how to run

how it slips through your mouth


yesterday I looked at my own dissertations

on life and dreams and apples and you

and it was like

you wrote it

while I was sleeping


I’m not your toy

you can’t

write with my hands

you can’t hold them either


sometimes I don’t mean to

but I use your breath

to crinkle the pages


sometimes I don’t mean to

but I open this notebook

and crash and burn


and maybe sometimes

it’s not

for you

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written 6/9/18

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georgeschaefer's picture

poetry is the quintessence of

poetry is the quintessence of the human soul.  It's easy to confuse poetry with humanity because they are so intertwined.

allets's picture

Sometimes Humanity

Always about humans no matter the matter. Good to read you again - slc

Hi, long time no see. - Stella 07-01-18