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Dan Chiasson

(1971 / Vermont / United States)

Wind


Find some other reason to sway, forest;
old people get bent over
from vitamin deficiencies; trees,
take them as your inspiration.
For I have neither time nor energy
any longer to write poems, to make feeling
out of what, without me, is silent;
I find your standing there disgusting.
And you, reader, I see you nod your head,
treelike, appraising these lines;
I find your standing there—
not disgusting, but not inspiring either.

Submitted: Thursday, April 03, 2014
Edited: Thursday, April 03, 2014

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