Today's poem is by Anne Cecelia Holmes

Practice Test

I almost say formula
but instead say data
and I am not interested
in the kind of brilliance
this offers. If I don't
have a kingdom I don't
need a pendulum. If I
perform what I know
as true unloveliness
I am a new creature
and I am brave enough
to be wounded. I break
approximately and unfurl
from an understanding
of my own bell curve
as it flattens against
the world.

Copyright © 2013 Anne Cecelia Holmes All rights reserved
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