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Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

The Last Poem Was Written


THE LAST POEM WAS WRITTEN

The last poem was written
Far away from myself
From another world
I did not even know I was in-

It had the signature of someone else
And its strange lines reminded me only
Of who I had been once-

The last poem was written by someone else
And like so much else
Was reread and corrected by me
As if it were the work of a blessed stranger
I did not know the name of-

Submitted: Saturday, October 05, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 07, 2013
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