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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Poem 28/30 Response to the Shark

Getting a day ahead of myself. This is a response to an "American Poetry," by Louis Simpson, used by Willie Perdomo in an Acentos workshop a few weeks back. You can find his poem here http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/240770


RESPONSE TO THE SHARK

Ruby True reaches down,
down, down
like Alice,
in her patent leather shoes

She reads poems to Tupac.
Stories set to rewind.
Memories yet to happen.
Lives unlived.

Forgive me my broken words, she writes,
release my relentless voice.

Grace me only with my name.

Ruby True.
Ruby True.
Ruby True.

© puma perl, 4/27/11

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