Exciting news!

My FITNESS FOR POETS weekly poem has become
a MONTHLY letter as I shift focus to my first book– a magical realism memoir in verse about dancing away those early Art school days.

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Paean Forebrain

Paean Forebrain

Everyone loves an origin story,
so let’s get down with 
a bit of etymology–


Poetry?

Cf. (shall we trust?)

to make!


Poetry? 
I don’t usually LIKE it!

is what  
they tell me upfront, 
bracing for some 
sort of Ode.


Tough sell, indeed!

Even for those who 
have their 
way with words, 


Poetry?

is difficult to embrace/ 
so deliberately obscure!
You’d think it were trying to
compensate somehow.

Talk may be cheap, 
but words?


Are free!
If only we knew what to say,
rummaging about in the
chameleon bucket 
on the tip of my
There!


the 
Product and the Process are  
the same?
Shifted time // shifted space
State of mind?

Willing! (would be a good start)
to know it when 
you see it 

keeps making

even once it’s made 
to say what you 
thought you meant to
say, having sought and distilled  
the truth, absolute! 
shining light upon a distinct 
character set 
wherein visuals find 
tongue enough to verbalize 
the shape of the rhythm 
when someone doth 
say–


I don’t usually like Poetry…


but I like this.


(Ah yes. We’ve got it made!)