As National Poetry Month comes to a close, it’s been great to see all the events around town.Â This does bring to mind a less than satisfying literary experience that took place long ago and far away, though I did get this little poem out of it:
Famous Poet Workshop, Saturday 1-4 pm, $150
Caged sentiments, re-engineered memories,
and most of all, a way with wordsâ€”
Let’s make a poem, shall we?
A poignant, patchwork little ditty,
a driven moment of self-examination
or typing, though some can’t write
without just the right pen or sedative.
Don’t let that slow you down. The lines
will find a way through the sediment
of your precious lives, and words will come
like something something you can’tâ€”
or at least don’t careâ€”to explain.
Never hang around to explain, and
eat the rest of those donuts or else
I’ll have to take them home.