Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

The Only Poem Is The Poem/ At The Moment Of Its Writing


THE ONLY POEM IS THE POEM

The only poem is the poem
At the moment of its writing
The poem being lived now
The poem I am trying to make
The poem of these lines.

The only poem now is this one-
And this poem is so small and so self- reflexive
That it is not much of a poem at all.

The only poem is not much of a poem at all
This one
And me now? .

But what about everything else I have not done?

Submitted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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