Saturday, December 30, 2000

What Exactly Is Your Point?

You're not supposed to just come out and say
what you're trying to say, in a poem. You're supposed
to spend the whole poem trying. When you get to the end,
what you're trying to say should remain unsaid.
There should only be tracks that maybe lead
in some direction. There should be nice spots along the way
and maybe some noises that suggest
that you're not alone. When the poem is leading
it should make sounds that reassure you
that you're on the trail and then
it should stop leading and you and the poem
should trail off into the place beyond the words.

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