Nile B. Norton

(San Antonio, Texas, USA)

Mi Piedra Sepulchral

Poem by Nile B. Norton

I do not write for financial gain.
I write because my poetry
may produce more than a tombstone fame.
Rather than a "b" and "d",
my poetry may better preserve my name.
It also means my creative juices flow
giving me, and I hope you, a memorable glow.
"What is your poetry about?" they ask of me.
It is about what I hear, feel and see.
It is my religion, existence and philosophy.
It is spontaneous and none is fictitious.
Distilled to its essence,
I am my poetry; My poetry is me.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

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