Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Poetry is Not

Poetry is Not

Poetry is not memoir.

Poetry is not a homily.

Poetry is not a warning

nor an admonition.

It is not a lecture,

nor should it be.

(Heh, heh.)

Poetry is not a resume

nor recommendation letter.

Poetry is not an invoice,

but may be a statement.

Poetry is not discriminating;

it is wheelchair-accessible.

Poetry is not authoritative,

though it should ring true.

Poetry is not a tow-away zone

thought it may be in some zone

to which you’ve been transported.

Poetry is environmentally friendly;

if not disposable—at least recyclable.

Poetry is not one size fits all—but

you are welcome to try it on.

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