Poets Are

lovers of cats who
create in cozy comfort as
they contemplate their
word collections closely

methodical classifiers
neat and correct to
the core of their creations
prompt, precise, perfidious

park their personal slippers
in the most appropriate of places
catalogers and custodians
of the finest of the fine

dog lovers that dither
dirty, disgusting in their daily domesticity
bohemian borrowers leaving books
beneath breakfast bowls

authors of graffiti gracing
grey begrudging buildings
frolickers of the gutter
who grope in their grubbiness

producing profound ponderings
in-between all their pandering
beholders and believers
faultless to the faith

female and male
one plus two and more –

you and me - refiners of reality

© Richard Scutter 20 February 2003


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