A Poem Can Be About Anything

Published November 10, 2018 by Nan Mykel

I wonder if…

     A Poem Can Be About Anything

What shall I share today of me;

the shades that sleep under my tree?

The wild dogs of the night who drool,

or getting an A while yet in school?

 

Poems mirror the mind, you know.

What’re the parts we’re willing to show?

Blood from a refugee’s eyeball

pooling on the floor at the mall?

 

Or perchance Paul, my sixth grade crush

forgot later in life’s mad rush;

the spear point found atop the soil

speaking  loud as any gargoyle.

 

The soft fur of Gracie, my love

who looks after me from above;

we oft don’t speak full truth in here,

hoping instead to spread good cheer,

 

leaving old timbers to shake–

from an underground earthquake,

echoing the ocean’s great roar

contained yet by the shore.

 

Careful not to rip the bridal veil,

crawling along the moth-eaten trail

we sing out long our private song

which from Darwin’s book we took.

 

 

5 comments on “A Poem Can Be About Anything

  • Yes, Nan, writers may certainly write about anything but readers may not want to read everything! Some topics are uncomfortable for many people like: refugee eyeballs (or abortion, or incest)…right? Write!

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