Poem #42: “Shucking Poems”

I didn’t do any writing this week. I worked on the reviews for the midterms and the midterms, instead. So, here’s this week’s poem:

Shucking Poems

I see the long poem
and wonder if it’s worth reading
through the rambling diatribe
and unnecessary verbiage
to find the kernels of wisdom
that might be hidden among
the dry, crinkly husks.

Then I think about the cob
lurking in its center
holding the husks
and kernels in place,
and I wonder:

Where would they be
without it?

 

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