Like Any Good Poet

like any good poet i sit here with my tea
and my fingers moving, making nonsensical workings
down to their bones: ignore the pile of papers
with numbers and other such unpoetic things—
like any good poet i've read my Elements of Style
to learn the language and Tender Buttons
to learn to fuck up said language.
like any good poet i admire women & men
because we all know that beauty know no bounds
as the air knows no vacuum or the stars know
no lifespan except for in those last waking moments
when they burst—like any good poet.

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