I like poetry that makes me think...
that tickles my mind
and makes me finish the unspoken thought unbidden...
l like poetry that has my eyebrows go up and down...
that makes my tummy squiggle
with the nice cool memory
that washes over me as l read a word, a line.
I like poetry because it is.
It is the truth in that single moment in time
when the writer, the thought, the emotions
are all one
And the reader gets to share it
and somehow make it their own.
August 8, 1999