Response poem to today’s Go Dog Go question of What is Poetry 


is a volcano

lain dormant

beneath centuries

sparked to life

when the earth

cracked asunder

tectonic splicing

it sends smoke signals

puffed aboriginal messages

rumbling urgency

it flows




singeing any who dare

inhibiting stance

paving a sea-bound path

it erupts

spuming ash

of incinerated hopes

it cools

igneous burying

poppied despair

it forges

tropical islands

font of

hibisci’d paradise


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