Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Vocal Chords
for Lorna & Mervyn

hog-tied,
my poems are like hogs, tied
lines of verse are chords

they used to be
more difficult to subdue
before encounters
with Mervyn Morris
before a workshop
with Lorna Goodison
who are such experts
in this hunting words business

especially Mervyn Morris
who knows all the short cuts
through the bushes


© Obediah Michael Smith, 2007
2:13 p.m. 07/08/07

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