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Issue Three & Poetry

The Poet

By Gerrit Bos

 

He sits at his desk, telling his secrets to the world:

though a blank sheet is his only confidante, a pen his only friend.

Saying to the paper that which he cannot to others:

speaking to those he cannot normally with his prose,

trying to reach them through his verse.

Though knowing that they will never hear, he still writes on –

to an audience that shall never respond.

 

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