A poem I like: "Headwaters" by Ellen Bryant Voigt

March 17, 2020




I made a large mistake I left my house I went into the world it was not

the most perilous hostile part but I couldn't tell among the people there



who needed what no tracks in the snow no boot pointed toward me or away

no snow as in my dooryard only the many currents of self-doubt I clung



to my own life raft I had room on it for only me you're not surprised

it grew smaller and smaller or maybe I grew larger and heavier



but don't you think I'm doing better in this regard I try to do better





Voigt, Ellen Bryant. Headwaters : Poems. First edition. .

New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013


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