What is Poetry, for You, Today?

For me, poetry has been

awareness, explanation
communication commenced
effort to process
signal of acknowledgement


Fish Bowl

A world we think is good; maybe, or
better, or worse, than
thought to be

No doubt rescued from sooner death
a new, ideal circumstance
welcome, acceptance

Bagged or farmed—full assumption
taken for granted—peoples’ enjoyment
social complacence

It is, as they say, “what it is” and
what it was, never too late
change a world’s ways


Neon Tetras, and an Ember, in ‘Tropical’ Freshwater Aquarium

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