what would happen

what would happen
if you put
the word “miraculous”
in a poem? well,
no literary
magazine would accept you.
you’d be ridiculed.
in fact they’d open
your letter and all
sit around this huge table
in a skyscraper overlooking
new york city, all
cracking up
at this poor rube
somewhere
writing about
“the miraculous.”

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About nosuchthingasastraightline

I grew up in tiny Lyme, New Hampshire, where I drew, roamed the surrounding woods, and first entertained the idea of God while listening to my mom's Beatles records. I studied biology at Harvard University where I wrote for The Harvard Lampoon and also began writing poetry. I have since made a living variously as a comedy screenwriter, teacher, and private tutor in math, science and writing. I’ve released three CDs of original music as the singer-songwriter and guitar player for Crooked Roads (listen to latest tracks here: https://soundcloud.com/crooked-roads). My poetry writing has been inspired by Rumi, Billy Collins, William Carlos Williams, e.e. cummings, Antonio Machado, Federico Garcia Lorca, and others. My two books of poetry, "The Morning I Married the Sky," and “Free this Morning” are both available on Amazon.
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2 Responses to what would happen

  1. anawritespoison says:

    Really like the concept at play here.

  2. Thanks Ana! Why didn’t see this comment before?

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