I wrote a poetry book, Witness, on my website, petervenable.com which you are welcome to visit and browse. This one is from that collection. It is an allusion to a famous poem.
A Poem Should not be but Mean
My poem is, who I was.
Let’s name it—linguistic fuzz.
“A poem should be wordless”—what?
Its words should sprinkle, not glut.
Close the screen or shut the page:
What matters is, what it does.