Ben Gunn


By Way Of An Explanation... - Poem by Ben Gunn

You don't get it, do you?
I can't water it down -
Can't dilute what drives me
to write, or I will drown.

It's in me, it IS me -
and has been for so long
that trying to ignore it
makes it twice as strong.

I can't take it away,
nor make it nicer to read,
any more than I could ever,
kill the fucking need.

It's there forever, regardless -
accept, ignore or disagree.
& I can't change it anymore,
than I could
stop
the
tides
at
sea...



11.06.96

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 6, 2011


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