Elegy for All Those Thousands of Souls Who Wrote Poems that No One  Will Read but Who Loved Poetry Just as Much as Randall Jarrell or Marianne Moore or Your English Professor in College Ever Did

Tom Erickson

Just know
death is nothing
more than another knot
on this string.
Just a thing
that happens next.
 
The cave-man-beating-on-a-drum
sounds becoming language
the melting of words
into a poem.
 

 
 
 Tom Erickson   

Tom Erickson

 

Tom Erickson is an attorney in Milwaukee who writes poems once in awhile.  His new book Hailstorm Interlude will be published in the fall.

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