Feb 20

I Want To Write a Poem

I want to write a poem about singing,
but I can’t—
then I would sing the poem.

I want to write a poem about love,
but I can’t—
then I would cry over the poem. 

I want to write a poem about dancing,
but I can’t—
that would make the poem dance on my screen. 

I want to write a poem about water,
but I can’t—
it would make me long for the poem to be water. 

I want to write a poem about flowers,
but I can’t—
that would make me doodle roses and daisies over my writing. 

I want to write a poem about laughter, 
but I can’t—
that would bring happy tears to my eyes, and I’d forget about the poem. 

I want to write a poem about humans,
but I can’t—
that would make me angry and merry, but I can’t have conflicted thoughts while writing my poem. 

I want to write a poem about grief,
but I can’t—
then that would make the world all too real.