My swimming instructor
drowned, leaving me
stranded and wondering
I had spent perfecting
A beginning poet will always write
An experienced poet will always write
about lost love.
And a poet at the last lines of their life will always write
about the love that made them lost.
What are poems
except paragraphs of Swiss cheese
and a prescription of lactose intolerance
to the world?
For no matter the milk that pusses
from fingered utterances,
there are no poems in suffering;
only suffering in poems.