i’d like to think
if i were to write a poem,
i’d hope it would carry along
something of significance.
i mean really fuckin significant!
so, if I took a small fishing boat
out on lake erie
and threw over my heart,
it would just disappear
and be in another body.
since that is the case,
what effect can it have?
in one aspect,
it’s in the cradle of nature’s element,
and when it’s floating in the waves
there are ups and downs.
and if i were to do that
with this language as i know it
would it not still have peaks and valleys
floating in the water like that of a life preserver?
words can be funny, though,
so, if i were to write all this
while sitting in the boat
and start replacing my heart
with lines of poetics
instead of dramatized reality,
don’t you think it might matter?
but there is my heart
still floating …
if a line were attached to it
would it be worth reeling in?
verbalizations happen for a reason.
it takes a lot of extracting to reach a defining point.
if i have gone overboard,
will my soul for a change become fuckin significant?