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  • Kathryn Patterson

Poetry: Right Brain

I am going to write a poem now. I am so tired of topic sentences, Supported by details, Restated in conclusions. I don’t need prose. Blocks of black syllables, Linked by transitional devices, Indented neatly, Three to a page... Depress me. I need a poem. Not rhymed or in pentameter, Snooty sonnets or cutesy cinquains, No ostentatious villanelles...

But free verse! Winging to heights invisible Before dropping,


drowning, Now reviving

high And soaring again. I will not use binder paper.

This poem will be torn from my life. And the paper will be creased, Ragged at the edges.

It will not need a title or a date. Nor, in the upper right hand corner, Will it need my name.

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