Thursday, July 30, 2009

O.I. poem #5

I want to destroy all “supposed to bes” ever said
you either are or you aren’t and even then, you are.
there is no “I was supposed to be”, “you are supposed to be”
its like the shoulds of our language: shoulda, woulda, couldas
I can do with out these american trickery words.
suppose you simply exist in the way you are to exist
and that is all fine and well with the rest of us,
you do what you say, you will what you may.
I am not a fan of hypotheticals but understand,
I am a poet born in america,
and hypothetically speaking, I always mean what I say.

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