I used to brag
that I could finish a poem,

A full sheet,
in three minutes.

But what was that brag worth?
What is it worth to you?

What brings your smile
to the sun?

Spend three minutes
with your existence.

Nothing but eloquence,

Within you
is a galaxy.

Three minutes
will not unlock

the mystery
of me.


Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly. His third book, Train of Thought 2: Almost Home is available now at the Oddball Book Store.