Saturday, August 17, 2013

Done with Should, Revisited

I wish.
Every person who tells me something
Flattering or snooty about my poetry
Production rate forgets
That terms like "chiseled,"
And "laborious,"
And "adamantine,"
When applied to verse or, worse,
To poetry in toto, are totally
Metaphorical after all.

The hardest sentiment
To ne'er so well express
Is soft wet sand contrasted
To the difficulty of living
The principle of the thing.
Another metaphor, yes,
That's easy. I should
Not indulge myself anymore
With easy metaphors. I should,
If I could, be done with should.
I wish.

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