to ease the itch of words
that wake her up at night;
to sing in a different language,
one with imagery and bite;
to linger in lines where no other poet has been yet;
to smile to herself when other people get
where she comes from and what she needs.
Kim M. Russell, 24th January 2019
My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Bits of Inspiration ~ Poet Discovery, also linked to Poets United Poetry Pantry.
Susie is our host today and she has introduced a poet called Jessica Helen Lopez. Susie describes her as “sassy, bold, frank” and, for today’s prompt, she has focused on her poem, ‘Mama is a Poet’. Our challenge is to express why we write poetry.