a poet?

a poet, I?
or merely
when judged
by snobbish
one cannot be
a proper poet
without years of study
without published works
without knowing every inch
of poetic theory and meter
so I am not a poet
just a person
who writes words
in such a way
as may be
as poetry


19 Replies to “a poet?”

  1. You know this a tension we share, it is just a matter of perspective really. nobody’s right nobody’s particularly wrong at least you lack the precise soulless approach and delivery that academics can produce.


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