BE NOT AFRAID

It’s difficult.

Hard to believe.

 I mean, just open your eyes,

it is tough to get by.

Feel relaxed.

Even the proverbs say

anxiety weighs you down.

But Isaiah told us

that if you trust

you’ll no longer …

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READ MORE and cut and paste so you can check out this clip of an interview with Mike Rothenberg: a poet with a cause!

https://archive.org/details/CalliopesCornerInterviewByPaulaCurciOfMichaelRothenbergSept201410000PoetsForChangeInterviewMixdown

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Sound has always played a role in my performance poetry. Sound is personal to me. Poetic therapy.  Choosing where and how to begin and end a line, to me, is what makes a poem …

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It’s a silver metal and wood encased box,
wrapped with a thin white bow.
A gift from my favorite friend,
I refuse to open.
The door, she lays next to
is really her exit.

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