Poem Of The Month: July 2012

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For July's Poem of the Month, I have chosen the poem Me by Adam Lively.

It is taken from his collection Rainy Daze.

ME

Me,

Who is himself

Without which

He would be somebody else.

Without tears

He gives no unction

Within fears

He cannot function

And we, they, themselves

Can rely on that.

Brown eyes

Brown hair

Brown ears

To hear what I

Or they articulate.

Insight?

By chance.

Or mere verbs to masticate?

Very probably.

That’s your man alright

“Yew Rutter”

Therein they say I quoth.

What was he?

Or is it to say

What imprimatur states his name?

I, that’s he, that was me

And yet the circle remains unbroken.

Weld the sky,

Just don’t ask why!

Copyright © Adam Lively 2010

All rights reserved

The author has asserted her/his right under Section 77

of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988

to be identified as the author of this work.

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