February 13, 2009


p is for pundit
o is for otherness
e is for elegy
t is for trauma
r is for raucous
y is for yearning

poetry is for poets an acronym for life

and while i learn this craft

i look inside me

muscles, tendons, lungs

a heart pounding

in the excitement of creation

vivi o'donnell (Los Angeles, CA, 1990)