My Reader

Before I publish any poems

I show them to my husband

because his opinion

although not dispositive

is worth considering.

When I write a poem

full of arcane

symbolism and manufactured

words he will say,

very deep, too deep for me

and smile half-abashed, half-sarcastic, half-

laughing with me not at me.

He admires poems that have a simple narrative

especially ones about our cat Izzy.

It’s like in Zoom workshop

as soon as somebody holds up a cute dog

nobody wants to hear your stupid poem.

About Karen To and Fro

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