Saturday, September 19, 2009

Jim's Valentine

Poetry is the last place
to try to be alone in
but I put Jim Carroll
on YouTube reading
and left the room

he wanted to be alone
in a poem you have to
respect the poet’s wishes
the yank on the leash
or sleeve at least

actually poetry is the last place
you’d want to be alone in
an island or debris floating
a little debris
holding you up.

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