If they’d asked me…

…to be one of the poets at the CBC Poetry Face-Off I attended last Friday, at which all the poems were based on the word “flight,” I’ve been wondering, what would I have written?

Something like this, probably…

They asked me to write about flight.
I wonder, can this be quite right?
I sit in my chair–

I’m going nowhere–
No flight. No, I just sit and write. Right?
I’m sure I could have beaten the actual winner, Robert Currie. What’s the Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan got that I ain’t got?
Besides the ability to write decent poetry, I mean.

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1 comment

    • Robert on February 16, 2009 at 5:33 pm
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    Liked the poem! Sounds like something that I’d write.

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