What Shall I Say Poem by David Michael Jackson

What Shall I Say

 

Shall I say I have drifted in silence
with the leaves on this creek
or
I have lain in quiet solitude
with these bleached logs.
Shall I say I am the wind
and have seen the river
into which the creek flows
and the sea.

No,
simply this
and only this,

bottomland corn
a creek
and a young man throwing rocks
at leaves.

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david michael jackson  circa 1970  I was 22

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