Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

The Poems Bring Me Back To Myself


THE POEMS BRING ME BACK TO MYSELF

The poems bring me back to myself
I begin to live again –

Without the poems
I would have to make a new life-

I do not know if I am capable of it-

A life without poems without poetry
With other words perhaps-

I am too old to slowly write the long narrative
I never was capable of before

Little poems
Little lines
What I am capable of now.

Submitted: Monday, September 13, 2010

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