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Mike James: What I Know About Poetry

 

some things keep happening

 

a rock rolls down a hill, bounces, bounces, rolls along

makes a sound every time it bumps the dirt

cracks itself and the silence

the cracks stay

 

the rock rolls until it doesn’t

until it finds a ditch

a small rock pile

 

over time, the ditch might fill up

the rock pile might make a mountain

the cracks stay

 

      —  for Geraldine Cannon Becker

Copyright 2016 Mike James

One comment on “Mike James: What I Know About Poetry

  1. triciaknoll
    July 15, 2016

    Nice job, Mike. The cracks take on interesting shapes like clouds…

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