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What can be made of a poet's life? / Two pillows: one for sleeping, one for napping.
Snow goose in flight


What can be made of a poet's life?

 Two pillows: one for sleeping, one for napping.

   A pencil to inscribe the passing of snow geese in flight.

     Clouds for the eyes to look up at each day, stars for the night.

Periods for when she thinks she has become a woman. Exclamation points for when
in fact she has! 
      Two commas, to make her pause, to slow her on her path.

    Parentheses (her first breath and her last).

  What can be made of a poet's life?

A solitary goose in flight.


Kåre Enga

catalogue number: [162.273]

Note: Originally written as a prose exercise of 55 words. Had about 77. Apparently it wanted to be a slightly longer poem instead of prose! Revised on-line 17 December 2005. Pronouns changed from he to she and lines 4 and 5 changed/added. Reformatted.
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