November 27, 2022

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Kit Robinson: Choice of the week [ed. Terence Winch]

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Photo by Eric Breitbard


this poem


This poem is incredible

You should remember it right away and tell all your friends

If you read this poem over and over again

You will be better able to read and understand other poems

any poem!

Life goes on and off

Death goes back and forth

shit happens

Just like in this poem

It’s like an elixir or vaccine

Sometimes this poem is like overhearing a conversation in the next courtyard

A moment of relaxation

On your otherwise busy day

Other times, it’s more like thinking about something

Then think about something else

It never ends

Even if he is interrupted by a passing train

In that sense, this poem is immortal

In this respect, it is always in motion

With no particular ending

When you dream a poem

The poem is often strange

Weird, asyntactic or wild

This poem is completely normal

It teaches you to live normally

Under the most depraved conditions

Put one foot in front of the other

That’s how the ancestors put it

They even built it into this poem

So that everyone can see what this poem of our mortal life consists of


Kit Robinson is a Bay Area poet, writer, and musician. He is the author of Quarantina (Lavender Ink, 2022), Thought Balloon (Roof, 2019), Leaves of Class (Chax, 2017), Marine Layer (BlazeVOX, 2015), and 20 other volumes of poetry. His essays on poetry, art, travel and music appear online at Jacket2, Open Space and Nowhere. He plays Cuban tres guitar in the charanga band Calle Ocho.


Kit Robinson: Choice of the week  [ed. Terence Winch]

Autobiography collage by Ray DiPalma ca. 2015


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