Treasure Island

David Whalen

(5/18/38 / Covington Kentucky)

My One Small Delight


Why do I feel
that it must be just right
This poem that I struggle
with this very night

Why do I even feel this
compulsive urge To write
And why does my skill
Feel ever so slight

Why am I compelled
To try to get it just right
With A lyrical bent,
and a satirical bite

Damned if I know
I cannot see the light
But one thing I know is…
It’s my one small delight

Submitted: Thursday, April 29, 2010
Edited: Monday, October 31, 2011

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