Friday, 27 October 2017

EVERYTHING ONE POEM AT A TIME                                                  

This poem
used to be longer,
used to contain
all the words,
the marching band,
a sleeping tiger,


a page is like
a block of marble
on the verge of change,
each poem sculpted
from it
to present
in its Relativeness
one poem,
one word,
one sleeping
at a time.         

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Lisa Segal, a poet/writer/artist, has lived in Los Angeles for more than thirty years. "THE TRAPPED BIRD" was first published in her book, METAMORPHOSIS:  Who is the Maker? An Artist’s Statement (published by Bombshelter Press (>), which includes her poetry, prose, and photographs of her sculptures. She won the 2017 Los Angeles Poet Society Poetry Month Contest. She teaches poetry and writing as part of the Los Angeles Poets & Writers Collective and is a member of StudioEleven, an artist-run cooperative. Her poems appear, or are forthcoming, in Cultural WeeklyServing House Journal, The Mas Tequila Review, SpectrumONTHEBUS, Poeticdiversity, FRE&D and elsewhere.

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