Thursday, March 11, 2010


not only do they sit around
sniffing the corks
from dead bottles of wine-

and they do more
than simply
love and suffer
feast and go hungry.
they work in auto repair shops
and science laboratories
walk your dog
or check your ID at the door
of some bar
sometimes they get in trouble
with the law
or donate time
picking up trash from the roadside

but in addition
to these noble feats
more important than
the day to day

poets remember
our dreams for us
our nightmares, too
and they put into words
the thoughts we almost had

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