Poem by Harry Ricciardi

 

what i write

i wrote these poems about childhood
i wrote these poems about manhood
i wrote these poems about allegory
i wrote these poems about Jesus
i wrote these poems about Apollo
i wrote these poems about dignity
i wrote these poems about suffering
i wrote these poems about pain
i wrote these poems about demons
i wrote these poems about astronauts
i wrote these poems about darkness
i wrote these poems about love
i wrote these poems about passion
i wrote these poems about nature
i wrote these poems about ruins
i tried to write these poems about rainbows
i wrote these poems about friends
i wrote these poems about solitude
i wrote these poems about loneliness
i wrote these poems about death
i wrote these poems about cycles
i wrote cycles of poems about nothing
i wrote these poems about strength
i wrote these poems about wounds
i wrote these poems about trauma
i wrote these poems about politics
i wrote these poems about magic
i wrote these poems about aging
i wrote these poems about sex
i wrote these poems about dreams
i didn’t really write these poems about you
i wrote these poems about explorers
i wrote these poems about crazy people
i wrote these poems about a dog
i wrote these poems on a mountain
i was tired when i wrote these poems

 

Harry Ricciardi is a boat carpenter, but he does all kinds of work. Nobody pays him to write poems.

Chad Parenteau is Associate Editor of Oddball Magazine.

 

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