Thursday, June 10, 2010

Radio Poem

I'd like to hear a poem,
verse I've written,
read by Garrison Keillor ~
that gentle baritone
intoning slowly, deliberately,
maybe not with the same emphasis
as I would read it

spoken onto the pages
of a writer's almanac
or perhaps as a companion
in some prairie home

I wouldn't mind,
so much,
receiving those 15 minutes,
undeserved though they may be

since the verse from my pen
- or fingertips, here in this modern era -
is barely suitable for journals,
those that are long-forgotten,
discovered (again)
only after my grandkids are old

and then only suitable
as quaint nostalgia
or, perhaps,
put to actual good use
starting the hearth fire

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