I’ve been invited to read poetry for the Olympia Poetry Network, as their featured reader for February.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
February 20, 2019 - 7pm
Traditions Fair Trade Cafe
5th and Water Street downtown Olympia
I already have some requests and will be reading new poems along with old favorites. Here’s a new one I’ve been working on.
JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A POET
We need scouts, just a few. The job
requires a willingness to live rough
in wilderness, and make your own way.
We can supply a few tools and a vague idea
of where we want to go. The country
is unknown. Others have gone in;
most have not returned. There are wild
animals. Some are dangerous.
We’ll be behind, widening your trail,
building outposts and the foundations
for towns. We will no doubt wonder why
you blazed the trail where you did, but
we can’t know what you’ll come up against.
We’ll count on you. Do your best. With luck
We’ll find you at rest by the fabled sea.
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