How to Write a Poem

Poetry

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How to Write a Poem

~after John Guzlowski

Stop trying to write a poem.
No one reads poetry
except poets looking for words
to steal, or people still
learning how hard it is
to heal.

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Provocative truth teller, author of 19 poetry collections. Cat dad. Dog dad. Currently working from Portland, Oregon. Learn more at: Jaysizemore.com.

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Jay Sizemore

Jay Sizemore

Provocative truth teller, author of 19 poetry collections. Cat dad. Dog dad. Currently working from Portland, Oregon. Learn more at: Jaysizemore.com.

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