A Poet In Training

Several years ago I attended Poetry Readings at the Barnes and Nobles Close to where we were living at the time

The Guy

With the gray beard

Loves to read humorous poems

While a young man not more than nineteen

Brings in original work

He writes about life

About death

About so many different things

We hear someone read

e.e cummings or Emily Dickinson

Christine Rossetti

Or maybe someone modern

I come in

Nervous each time

A room full of paper

Has a way of doing that to me

And begin reading my work

I realize now I was a poet in training.

 

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell

March.13.05

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