i believe

(my 2nd favorite poem from this book)

strip poetry

one poem for each piece of clothing
she says so i read her some carver
the first poem is short but poignant
off comes my shirt tossed to the dogs
i count the many poems she requires
i quickly pick another poignant piece
and i am curious about socks after all
they are identical… now two poems
she says this is harder than you think


(from i believe) Copyright 2009 by Jeffrey Spahr-Summers, Cherry Publications.