Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

Always The Poems In Me


Always the poems in me-
Saying themselves over and over
Returning to lines learned long ago
Or lines learned with more difficulty in old age-

Always the poems in me-
While my own poems written
And forgotten
As if only
Poems of a single occasion
The time of their writing-

Always the poems in me-
The poems which others will have in them after me
Poems not my own.

Submitted: Monday, June 06, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, June 07, 2011

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