Is it something deep and profound,
that speaks of the human condition?

Or the verbose rambling
of a writer with a well-thumbed thesaurus.

Melancholic metaphors
and agile alliteration…

Or an invitation to peer inside
the bruised and bleeding heart of the poet?

Perhaps an exquisite painting with words,
that explores every nuance of a breath-taking scene…

Does every line,
have to rhyme?

Short, sharp and punchy?
Or takes a half hour to digest…

Or is a poem
a crafted collection of words,
that when carefully stitched together,
have meaning.
That makes us feel.
That connects two people,
in this moment…

to you.