✿ behind the words

i’ll tell you this: it’s not
so much
what you say
as how
you look when you say it.

it’s how you sound,
how fast
you’re spinning, or
the amount
of living you’ve chewed
on

it’s the rush you get or
when the wind
lifts you, how
the stars

have mustered their armies

how the bright pond
listens

and not even
is it so much
this
as it is
how small

you can make
the words

until

they disappear

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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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