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Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Poet More Masterful

I set you in my heart
like I'd set a poem
on paper scrunched up by others,

I straightened everything out
relieved to be writing again,

or like a child amazed
at the wriggling crayon
in his hands,

I drew you
in an essential series
of images
to convey some
of the raw emotion
you drew out of me.

Then I put down my pen
out of respect
of finding a poet
more masterful.

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