My Sweetest Songs

October 9, 2014 7:07 PM

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My Sweetest Songs

With a sharpened pencil Or similar tool Clean the dirt from the tin box Under the cracked paint find the rust Scrape to where it's raw Stark in the sun So bright it hurts Then Write. It's war torn and sepia-colored now, parchment like, but the little scrap of paper containing this verse has long been a treasure of mine, a template for any poem I write.

With a sharpened pencil Or similar tool Clean the dirt from the tin box Under the cracked paint find the rust Scrape to where it's raw Stark in the sun So bright it hurts Then Write.

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