Reading a poem.( How to)

Reading a poem:

Chop, turn and locate.
Stir the dust and sniff the page
No, do not gulp right now.
Halt and watch the words
flossing amidst the golden page
there, a wire of tangent imageries,
a sharp tooth that slurps the pain
wiping faded things,
blossoming into a new Earth-
No, do not stop!
A word you mis-spelled,
just like the rotten limbs of yours
a field of moth & moss,
scratch the page, prick the word again
now scratch your face & swollen head
Yes, there...almost.
Think. Think. Think.
It roams and gossips a false hiccup
a false person into your thinking
But it does not make sense yet, as is this poem to you.
An empty hallway
a barren seed and faces of pale glamour.
So how do you read a poem now?
Do you make love to it
or watch it getting naked
moist as a Sunset charm?
I suggest you chop, turn and locate this poem.

15 Comments

  1. I love how this poem conveys the often confusing experience of reading a poem. It really is an experience of falling into something and then suddenly you feel a resistance. It’s like the poem is saying ‘come closer’ and then ‘that’s close enough, back off!’ A good poem is never easy to get in to. Like people, you have to take your time and keep trying ❤

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