yeah i’m a poet
except my poetry is prosaic
naturally my words do not
as many others do,
but the poem does not want to confuse,
it wants to be heard.
if you want,
i’ll make images leap off my fingertips, bloom,
catch you in a cattywampus cache of consonants,
snap crackle pop those ono mato poe ias onto a page.
my words to
or lengthen these lovely lines until you stop at a perfect pausing point.
or not i’ll ramble a lot;
feels a bit unnatural, but things
grow on me, in time.
and isn’t the point wanting to be heard,
as the poem does ?
Lee Gaines is a junior in high school from Alabama. They have a penchant for prosaic poetry and fiction, but will write anything except screenplay. They love birds, space, and shiny things. They hope you’re having good day.