Expose’

 

To write poetry

is to know

 

comfort, the temporary

calm, security

 

floating in the eye

of the storm,

 

to be left alone,

the slipstream

 

gatherer affording

time one needs

 

to imagine

empathy, the privilege

 

of dreaming

struggle and pain,

 

chronicling the moment

to moment hunger

 

and fear of those

not born into

 

the leisure you know.

To write poetry

 

is to act politically,

record the language

 

chosen by you to

disguise and reveal

 

what appears to be

important, your view,

 

completely aware

no one has a clue.

 

Mark Gibbons

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