For Poets

October 6, 2022 at 10:06 pm Leave a comment

by Al Young

Happy National Poetry Day!

Stay beautiful
but don’t stay down underground too long
Don’t turn into a mole
or a worm
or a root
or a stone

Come on out into the sunlight
Breathe in trees
Knock out mountains
Commune with snakes
& be the very hero of birds

Don’t forget to poke your head up
& blink
Think
Walk all around
Swim upstream

Don’t forget to fly

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