Saiom Shriver

Gold Star - 21,196 Points (Ohio)

Pruning Editor - Poem by Saiom Shriver

Some editors who wouldn't think
of taking a brush and painting
over an artist's wet seascape
or a chisel to a sculpture
do not mind excising
living cells... the words of a poem

Topic(s) of this poem: writing


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015



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