Saturday, August 9, 2014

the poets

the poets
they are so much here
and even gently
but just as taut
(under their skin
deep in their brain)
as the competitor
moving to the shot down the line
hit so hard and flat
reaching it, seeing
just in the edge of vision
the other moving back to center
so the true return is hard
back down the line again
sliced to kingdom come
so that death could never reach it
never in time

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lorna! I just read the Wikipedia entry for Haiku poetry and now I understand why I do not understand your Haiku poetry! Even three brief lines can be baffling to the uninitiated!
    Here's love to you and all of your fellow poets! - John Wray

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