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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.

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