Everything I Have to Say About Poetry

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You Don’t Have to Explain

A poem is your mother’s shadow
moving through winter,
ethereal
and familiar.

3 thoughts on “Everything I Have to Say About Poetry

  1. I wrote this poem after my writing group aggressively pruned one of our colleague’s poems. We weren’t being mean. We think he’s a great writer, but he wanted his poem to explain things and we wanted it to hint at…to glance at…to whisper past without speaking…

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