why a poet writes so many poems

to write something
of import

just once

a line
truer
than the truth

that makes
someone
think twice
pierces
their heart

it may be
in me yet
have to keep
searching
keep writing

to find that phrase
that stops the world
from spinning
if only for a moment

(D. James)

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One response to “why a poet writes so many poems

  1. I dig this poem for sure. More for the content than the poetry. But it’s great insight. Keep on writing, I enjoy it.

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