The Magic of Words

Poem for Dean Young

Photo by Todd Cravens on Unsplash

The Magic of Words

~for Dean Young

They’ll give you a new lease on life,
they’ll replace your old diseased heart
with one they plucked from the sea,
saying, It’s fine to feel like a whale now,
capable of holding your breath for hours
.
But you should always read the smaller words,
the ones that absolve anyone of anything
beyond the buoyancy of…

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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.