Words on Their Own

By Duane L Herrmann

What does it mean

to write a poem?

Put words in lines

that may

or may not


Where do they go?

Lines beyond time;

Are mine?


Into the world

and space,

beyond knowing

they go

and find places

in other hearts and minds.

What homes they make

and whose hearts

will they help sing?





Ichnographical: 173, 2016

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