I don’t understand

                                          poetry.  I thought I did,

once.                Thought I                          had a pretty

           good handle                 on it too.

Vague metaphors                                       and flowery words.

Say                                    things about nothing,

and nothing                                about things.

But there  was rhyme                       and reason                          and structure and


I’m told now                       this is unnecessary


               amateurish.  That poetry and verse are free,

                                                                    not to be constrained by


So I let loose                                 and accomplish doing                                that

incorrectly.                       And what are the

                                                                             sporadic spacing and                              line breaks


                                Are they intended                                          to conjure a shape?

Perhaps                    denote                              pauses

or rhythm?

I am so,



And I’ve used

                                                       too much



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