Give Thanks


give thanks for poems
that fit into your day
like a drop of water
splayed between panes
of glass for poems
that slice through you
clean and neat
as a paper cut for poems
that seep through
your clenched fist
like beach sand for poems
that once swallowed
surge through your body
like a life-saving elixir

give thanks for poetry
because no matter
what can’t won’t
fit into your life
a poem always will