The FAB&PP Poem of the Month for March 1999

i read to pass
the time

my vitality
on fear of
empty brain

a careful plan
filled with
little failures
small successes

  a trip through the day
  like turning pages
  event to event
  some surprises
  some guesses
  small plans

poetry a surprise
on the best of days

forced labor
on the worst

inside me
me speaking

  (perhaps not
  busy enough)

i live to
pass the
time counting
the pages left

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