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Poets - Why They Smile

I know why they smile-
those poets
authors
on the inside
back cover.
They've seen it,
done it, lost
and won.
Knitting words
never tangling
catching every single
hook, threading ideas
into matching little
socks; a perfect accessory
for your nightstand.
And all for $15 a pop.

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Comments (3)

Excellent; every breath is a nice little sock that I enjoy...
I may be wrong, but I'm taking this as a bit of tongue-in-cheek critique for those who write for the masses, those Hallmark card type poetry books. They've got their place and hey, sometimes I get into those poems myself. But can't a cat write those? Love this, Lori!
What a charming train of thought - gathering all the little threads and knitting them into a book - loved this whole poem. Scarlett