Sunday, April 29, 2012

every poem


every poem
I write
is a poem
about writing
poems
(even this)

as if
this act
is enough
to explain
it all
(not even
close)

will my scope
ever widen
like pupils
in the dark?

will I ever
step out
of the known
into the
mysterious universe?

or maybe merely
into another person's
animal flesh
unpeeled layer by layer
to hit bone.

all my longings
to pin down
experience
stand
on the shaky legs
of a poet
at the cusp
of foolishness
and courage

every poem
I write
is a prologue
to the poet
I'll become

til then
these words
can fill
the gap

Christine Fojas

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