October 27, 2011

Mike White

HAPPINESS

fills
half a room

no one around
to lift the thing

all those parts

after a while
you give up

even dusting

from Rattle #26, Winter 2006

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Mike White: “For me, the writing of poems requires an equal measure of trust and luck. I write to see what will happen. Some days are better than others. It’s like fishing. The first line is the reluctant worm. I have a cooler full of worms. A head full of fish.”