“I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.” ~ Vincent van Gogh

Sunday, January 8, 2012

When People Die

I write very good poems
when people die.
Grief pulls them out of me.

And if there is grief
there might as well be poems,
turning a terrible event
to some kind of good account.

But I’d rather
still have those friends
than all the poems I wrote them.


  1. Yes, I'd always choose the friend, too. Overwhelming emotion must always generate words in a poet such as you.


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