Daily Archives: January 23, 2015

. is it the petition .

sonja benskin mesher

or the repetition,
that excites the mind,
small notes on paper.

torn from the rest,
simply with the rule.

metal makes a straighter line,
rags to edge the word.

these words are mine.




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.rags. by Sonja Benskin Mesher

I am not a silent poet

made of cloth, for bandages, curls.
ribbons as is the fashion now.

rags for bandages, cut finger, wrapped,
tied a knot.

rags rolled in the war, women who
lost their sons, their brothers, pinned.

the pins that did not mend.
rags of clothes worn in poverty,
and art.

remember the rag and bone man. some of you,
nothing wasted. i tie your gift.



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