The Poem Said

David Newell

sometimes all you want to do
is fill an empty space, said the poem

like Procrustes you chop
my arms and legs to fit
your square frame bed

why not put the ocean in a spoon
and if you really want
go tuck yourself in


Also by David Newell
My Life / I Gotta Go to the Ocean
The Poem Said / Eyes Slide Off of Me