Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

The Writing Of The Poem/ Seems


THE WRITING OF THE POEM /SEEMS

The writing of the poem
Seems to be more to me
Than its reading.

I do not savor as I should
Each poem.
I do not wait with it long enough
And work on it long enough
And memorize it
Into precious possession.

Too many poems
Kill the singular poem
And as I write one more
I regret
How soon
I will forget it.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 07, 2010

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