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Speaking Is

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Published in Poem Of The Day

A trapezoid. Piano keys fill soup bowls.
The moon wreaks havoc on the dandy
in a field of proclamations.

A chamber pot. Walk-in closet rife
with used jackhammers. I find a helmet
by the washer-dryer for my free

free-speech call. The power dips
during dinner, sends every clock protesting.
I am reminded I do not declare

enough. Not customs-accounting.


About this poem
"I wrote this poem while thinking about, yes, the age-old conundrum that is language, but also how there is much more power to speaking up than I'm always comfortable being responsible for."
-Cara Benson

About Cara Benson
Cara Benson is the author of "(made)" (BookThug, 2010). She teaches creative writing at Prescott College and lives in upstate New York.

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The Academy of American Poets is a nonprofit, mission-driven organization, whose aim is to make poetry available to a wider audience. Email The Academy at poem-a-day[at]poets.org.

(c) 2014 Cara Benson.
Distributed by King Features Syndicate

 

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