You are going to find yourself
in the next few days.
You are going to live poetically.
This means that you are going to hear people talking
and realize that the words
they are saying
are a poem.
You are going to see things happening
and realize that a poem is occurring
and can be caught
You are going to hear words and
think of other words that interact
with those words
But you have to open yourself up to it.
You have to be ready to listen to the world around you
and you have to drink it all in
and then – the hardest part –
you have to let it come out of your pen
however it wants.
If you fight it (who needs poetry, really?)
you will deny yourself the experience
and, furthermore, you will realize
in some part of yourself
that you are missing
You may not even realize what it is,
but I’ll tell you now
(even knowing you will forget):