September 2, 2016

Stephen Bett

FOR LOVE OF YOU

First time in my god
damn life my face
washed out
for another

Let it flood
yours for a
river to
itself

Step it up with
a spring

heal it out
faith full

all ways
to the sea

from Rattle #52, Summer 2016

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Stephen Bett: “I’ve been writing poems since age fifteen, over 60 years ago. I’ve published in a couple of hundred literary journals around the world, and have seventeen books in print internationally, and another three books coming out in the next two years.” (website)