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April 23, 2013 / austreberto

if i was a poem (day twenty-three)

This is a kickback to an experience I had at a poetry shindig in Kalamazoo, MI called FIRE.  An AMAZING place for creativity and inspiration.

They would have featured poets come in and perform poetry.  This was the first time that I saw this style of performing.  Theatrical and over the top and just entertaining as all get out.  I LOVED it.

I saw a duo called Dem Cats (or Kats, I forget which) and they performed a piece called “if i was a poem.”

For years I’ve wondered what my poem would be like.  So I wrote one!

What would your poem be like?

 

if i was a poem

 

if i was a poem

i would be written under a full moon

 

with ink taken from the world’s smallest octopus

 

only enough to write a few words

because size has nothing to do with how much you have to say

 

if i was a poem

i would be an outlet

to those who are on the verge of breaking

and to those who are broken

 

you are not the only one who is going through this

 

you are never alone

 

if i was a poem

i could be read every which way

 

forwards

and backwards

 

sideways

slantways

longways

backways

and squareways

 

and no matter how you interpreted the body of my words

they still would equal out the same

 

if i was a poem

i would be love

 

in its rejections and heartaches

 

its triumphs and sincerities

 

from every person you encounter

 

and that anything disguised as love

that needs to convince you

simply is not

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