"fine" "Wonderful" "powerful"
and the head patting begins.
The above words were all used to describe one of my poems. One that took me about 15 minutes to write.
"Powerful" does not happen in 20 minutes. Maybe if someone such as Strand, Bukowski, Neruda - maybe they can write a "fine piece of poetry" in 20 minutes. I am an amateur and have done no such thing.
We left Mardi Gras and gumbo
took only our clothes and accents
with us -- our adventure
to rediscover love. Pacific dreams
and salty sunrises lured us.
When the Jeep limped into Austin
you knelt, laughing
one-kneed in the dusted lot
and asked me
to help you swap spare for flat.
Perhaps the problems we ran from
were stowed away, locked in the trunk,
escaping with the jack and 4way.
More likely they were carried
in the lilt of your voice
and the deception of your