Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

Sometimes I Write A Poem From Far Away


SOMETIMES I WRITE A POEM FROM FAR AWAY

Sometimes I write a poem from far away
And pretend I know what it is
But it in fact is strange to me
And not my own
And all I do by writing it
Is hint at the truth
That I too am not mine alone
But in fact belong
To something I do not even know-

Sometimes I write a poem from far away
And I am far away from the poem also-
And do not understand what is written
And why and how it came to be what it is
Which is not me -
Sometimes I write poem which is not my own
And I am not my own either-

Submitted: Monday, October 07, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 07, 2013

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