What is to be Said

Poetry has become an important

Part of my life.

It has kept me connected 

To the world;

To friends old and new,

To the past and future.

James Baldwin, of course,

Said it best:

“Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but, most of all, endurance.”

These are things we can work for.

These are things we can give.


Who knows if you have it?

Who knows where it leads?

Best not to worry about it.

You write what you can;

You say what you have to say;

You follow Baldwin and others

In our effort to connect,

to be together in the world.

February 26, 2023

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