still trying

still trying to snare
that poem.

you know the one:

it
winces your eyes;
jackhammers your brain;
cartwheels your tongue.

can’t quite tame
the brute though.

won’t cower in the corner
won’t slink to submission,

let alone be trapped
inside
the ^ alphabet cage.

it’s out t h e r e
s o m e w h e r e
l
u
s
i
v
e
mewling & slewing

&
cheshire
catting me
still.

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3 thoughts on “still trying

  1. Marzena says:

    Thank you. “Keep trying” talks to me. Keep it up!

  2. Joe says:

    I like it! One of those poems you read to the end without realizing you did it

  3. Marzena says:

    I like the way you have described the painful process of writing in this poem.

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