Pagosa Springs Artists

The Poet's Toolbox

is life, observed or experienced, but

keenly felt, modifying thought and

reactions fraught with meaning,

bought with nouns caught up as verbs,

sounds gurgling out, blasting visions

that flash about without an adverb

to distract or an adjective to subtract,

and any possessives or articles, like

freckles, sprinkled judiciously, always

deliciously scant, the words magic,

drawing you in, panting for more.


first published in Illinois State Poetry Society 

©2016 Bonnie Manion


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