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A Small Crisis

Poetry Challenge Day 352 (Sun Sep 25)

I read a poem today.
I saw it in a magazine.
Apparently the poet is accomplished.
I have no idea what
he was trying to tell me.
I guess I shouldn’t write poetry
if I don’t understand what
real poets are trying to tell me…
I would like to know
what feeling he wanted me to have.
That said,
I actually liked it,
but it pisses me off.
Why can’t he just tell me
what he wants me to feel?
After a year of trying to write poetry,
I am no closer to understanding what poetry is
than I was before I started…
Perhaps that is not surprising,
perhaps that is the point of all this.