October 29th, 2007

A poet's snark

Found at greatpoets

Poem for People Who Are Understandably Too Busy To Read Poetry
Stephen Dunn

Relax. This won't last long.
Or if it does, or if the lines
make you sleepy or bored,
give in to sleep, turn on
the T.V., deal the cards.
This poem is built to withstand
such things. Its feelings
cannot be hurt. They exist
somewhere in the poet,
and I am far away.Collapse )