Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fractured Self-Portrait

I am the businessman everyone wants to read their poems to -
I write mine in my sleep
and they are everyone else's.

I am the most famous poet in the world
but nobody knows who I am -
they're forever almost reciting my words
and almost making them turn to hollow sound.

I am the shadow of the book,
the thought excluded from the literature -
the living cannot know a thing of death,
they must be free to flail about themselves.