For Lonnie Black – poet/friend

when a poet dies
the possibility of words dies too

struggling to explain mysteries
to name the unnamable

pairing together
words that dance

cajole
brighten
define

he lived inking the struggle
the full weight of words

Comment (1)

  1. Marie prentice

    Your poem is wonderful in its proper form. I don’t like the version that appears at the top of the post – it doesn’t do justice to the work.

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