People Don’t Understand Poetry

people don’t understand poetry

or good writing or music or art
for that matter.

people think poetry is supposed
to be pretty, picturesque, happy,
beautiful, and always good.

people don’t understand poetry.

the poet writes something
disturbing or outright dark.

suddenly everyone thinks
the poet is crazy or suicidal.

what do you think keeps
the poet from becoming
crazy or suicidal?

people don’t understand poetry.

Author: Dan Steven Erickson

Dan Steven Erickson is a great undiscovered American songwriter.