Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

I Don't Know Why I Should Try To Write A Poem Now


I don't know why
I should try to write
A poem now-
There will be other times
When the Metaphors
I ordinarily do not have
Flow not easily in me
Like water lava
Like blood- thinned by aspirin-

All I have to do is
Keep reading enough poetry of others
And exotic metaphors
Will come to me
As if I were another person's voice
And nothing in myself
Real as my own.

Submitted: Friday, March 30, 2012
Edited: Friday, March 30, 2012
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