Bill Knott

(1940 - 2014 / Carson City, Michigan)

Escape Plan - Poem by Bill Knott

I examine
my skin

searching for
the pore

with EXIT
over it

Comments about Escape Plan by Bill Knott

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/26/2016 11:02:00 AM)

    Short and brilliant....10 (Report) Reply

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  • (11/29/2016 7:20:00 PM)

    (Escape Plan by Bill Knott.) **What a poem. Poet trapped in a suffering body, wanting a way out. Perhaps a miracle. Or to awaken to find it a bad dream, etc. Many are imprisoned by life’s circumstances. And oh, the pain of enduring- bearing the unbearable. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (5/15/2015 3:48:00 PM)

    John, you're too late with your comment directed at Bill. He died in 2014, or so says PH. You say the message is suicide. I interpreted it differently. I thought maybe he was suffering from some kind of terminal illness such as cancer, and knew he was dying, but hoping to find a way out. (Report) Reply

    John Richter (5/29/2015 7:48:00 AM)

    Thanks Kim... I see that now. But Escape Plan indicates a willing exit to me, not one waited for.... But I like your vision as well.

  • (5/15/2015 8:14:00 AM)

    The message is obviously suicide.... The title is ESCAPE PLAN... I can't think of any more compelling - or more strongly fused emotions than those surrounding suicide - or that such desire to leave life could be greater than life itself... I think there is incredible beauty in human emotion KC, all human emotion. Even those that I have never felt myself... but intently those I have... Artists are incredibly and overwhelmingly subject to depression.... Awesome poem Bill... (Report) Reply

  • K.c. Ford (5/15/2015 3:34:00 AM)

    Get real Ramesh. Where is the beauty in twelve words expressing nothing? (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (12/19/2014 6:32:00 AM)

    Twelve words. Beautiful expression. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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