i COULD be a poet

by epi

if i wanted to

if someone was willing to listen

if i knew the right way to speak

the right time


i could BE a poet.

(why aren’t i?)


i could be a POET.

(does it just mean

the right words

the right rhythm

the right sequence?

does it mean

knowing when to

opt for mystery

when to

opt out of revelation?

or is it just this?


until i work my way to art?


i could be a poet.

i could.


a poet.