Today's poem is by Max Cohen

What I Missed

I tried to plant flowers. Nothing gained.
My access is limited
to small things.
What does a calm sea mean?
The cardinal directions
aren't subtle enough.
When disease eats a fruit I get scared. When I eat a fruit
I forget. Nature is bad at names,
even short ones.
I don't need to call it anything. I can just
talk. Honestly a cage doesn't need to be very big
just bigger than you.

Copyright © 2016 Max Cohen All rights reserved
from Ninth Letter
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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