Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Tuesday Poem: "The Thing" by Louise Wallace

I need to find the thing I am good at.
I have something wonderful inside,
waiting to be said. It has not been easy.
Spanish guitar, cake design, lyrics for lullabies.
I really shine at nothing.
It needs to come smoother than this -
the way water flowing through wood
would feel, if you put a hand to it.

I saw the cover of Gillian Welch's latest album
in the Sunday paper. Immediately I knew
this was the kind of beauty I would aim for.
Something that makes normal people
feel worse about their lives.

by Louise Wallace

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